Debbie Millman | Design Matters with Debbie Millman
Adam J. Kurtz
Lee Moreau + Natasha Jen | Audio
The Futures Archive S1E1: The Passport
Anezka Minarikova | Book
Clara Istlerová, Her Work and Life
Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt | The Design of Business | The Business of Design
S9E11: Avery Willis Hoffman
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Criticism = Love
Connect 4 | Audio
Kojo Boateng and Brian Jean: Making Decisions, Making Your Mark
| Books
Sign Painting
Debbie Millman | Audio
Ping Zhu
| Books
Covering Black America
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
The Designer's Virus
Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt | Audio
S9E4: Na Kim
Steven Heller | Opinions
Pinch Me! 
Is it Really Over?
Steven Heller | Essays
Incompetence Is a Skill
Adam Harrison Levy | Essays
Jump Cut: Thoughts on Editing
Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt | Audio
S9E3: Astra Taylor
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Lessons from the High Line
Ashleigh Axios | Opinions
To Be a Design-Led Company
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
Philosophy, Graphic Design and Virtue of Clarity
Jessica Helfand | From Our Archive
Total Recall
Steven Heller | Essays
WAR! What’s it Really Good For?
Adrian Shaughnessy | Terms of Service
Pan Afrikan Design Institute
Andrew Shea | Essays
Flies in Urinals: The Value of Design Disruptions
The Editors | Books
Self-Reliance
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
Charles Dickens and The BBC
Alexandra Lange | Opinions
Why Nicolai Ouroussoff Is Not Good Enough
Jason Hill | Books
Artist as Reporter
The Editors | Terms of Service
Terms of Service: June 2021
Laura Scherling | Essays
How Micromobility Vehicles are Redesigning Global Transportation Systems


Observed | October 01

Adnan Lotia recreates iconic album covers with ... Lego. [JH]

Designers Verònica Fuerte and Sebastián Londoño turn circles into an international design language. [JH]

Jim Jarmusch, collage artist. [JH]

Posted without comment. [JH]


Observed | September 24

For the ABC Science series Phenomena, the Australian artist and filmmaker Josef Gatti collaborated with the Australian composer Kim Moyes for an amalgamation of art and science exploring ‘naturally occurring patterns, and the fundamental forces of nature that create them’. [BV]

Jack Kerouac, book designer. [JH]

An exquisite memorial by the American artist Suzanne Firstenberg. [JH]




Observed | September 17

From Aunt Jemima to AI, How Racism Creeps Into Design: an insightful video from Bloomberg Equality. [JH]

The 40 winners of this year’s Posterheroes Becoming e-Quals competition have been announced. Congrats to all! [BV]

German artist Max Hattler finds inspiration in the immense size, muted colors, and relentless repetition of the facades of Hong Kong’s apartment high-rises. [BV]

Swatch Bharat—online collections of Indian native aesthetics, created to preserve artifacts disappearing due to globalization—has completed their eighth collection. Get inspired![BV]


Observed | September 10

Rachel Berger’s Shooter Box—an exhibition protesting the United States military’s use of Microsoft Xbox controllers as battle equipment—now on view at California College of the Arts. [JH]

Pantone No. 1837, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and a conspiracy theory about art and commerce. [JH]

Designing a better airport. [JH]

Revisiting a seminal guerilla signage project, twenty years later. [JH]


Observed | September 03

Everyone’s a (design) critic! The internet goes wild—not in a good way—for the cover art “design” for Drake’s new album. [JH]

A new graphic novel on censorship—from MITPress—gathers insights and highlights from a profession under attack. [JH]

Rebranding Chernobyl with a logo that decays over time. (Via Michael Bierut.) [JH]

Today we chase after information, without gaining knowledge. We take note of everything, without gaining insight. We communicate constantly, without participating in a community... This is how information develops a lifeform: inexistent and impermanent. [JH]



Jobs | October 18