Susan Morris | Essay
Four Film Festivals Address Home
Kaleena Sales + Omari Souza | The Design of Business | The Business of Design
S10E1.5: Minisode
Liz Danzico + Lee Moreau | The Futures Archive
The Futures Archive S2E8: The Car Radio
Dana Arnett + Kevin Bethune | The Design of Business | The Business of Design
S10E1: Ernesto Quinteros
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Dot Supreme
Francisco Laranjo | Essays
Critical Graphic Design: Critical of What?
Laura Scherling | Essays
How Micromobility Vehicles are Redesigning Global Transportation Systems
Steven Heller | Essays
WAR! What’s it Really Good For?
Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt | Audio
S9E2: Melanie Keen
Harriet Gridley | Terms of Service
Terms of Service: March Edition
Steven Heller | Opinions
Pinch Me! 
Is it Really Over?
Susan Yelavich | Books
Beings: Unruly Things, Golems, Cyborgs
| Books
Sign Painting
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
The Politics of Desire and Looting
Ellen Lupton | Terms of Service
Confidence Equity
Susan Morris | Essays
Observed at Hot Docs 2021
Connect 4 | Audio
Forest Young and Sakinah Bell: Follow Your Curiosity, Find Your Inspiration
Jason Grant | Essays
Against Branding: Part 1 — Design and Conflict
Steven Heller | Essays
Incompetence Is a Skill
James Biber | Essays
Vestige(s) of Empire
Susan Morris | Essays
Design+ at Sundance, Slamdance, and the NYFF
Adam Harrison Levy | Essays
Jump Cut: Thoughts on Editing
The Editors | Terms of Service
Terms of Service: June 2021
Jessica Helfand | From Our Archive
Total Recall
Connect 4 | Audio
Victor Newman and Ana Amaro: Becoming an Animator
| Books
The New Art of Making Books
Connect 4 | Audio
Min Lew and Zaiah Sampson: Finding Your Creative Voice
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
Philosophy, Graphic Design and Virtue of Clarity


Observed | June 17

Molly Young reviews Alexandra Lange’s new book, Meet Me by the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall. (Read an excerpt here.) [JH]

Can you quantify creativity? [JH]

Zimbabwean born designer, visual artist, and educator Nontsikelelo Mutiti has been appointed the next Director of Graduate Studies in Graphic Design at Yale School of Art. [JH]


Observed | June 03

A critique of poster design goes viral. [JH]

Colin Forbes—who, with Alan Fletcher, Theo Crosby, Mervyn Kurlansky and Kenneth Grange co-founded the international design firm, Pentagram, in the early 1970s—has died at 94. [JH]

Are school shootings a design problem? Texas Senator Ted Cruz thinks so. [JH]]

In the United States, there are five requirements for design patentability. Do you know what they are? [JH]

Italian design legend Riccardo Falcinelli on design philosophy—and reality. [JH]

Read It And Weep Department: Just when you thought a more diverse cast of characters (think women and people of color, for starters) might actually be on their way to getting some long-overdue airtime, Austrian brothers Jono and Benji Bergmann release a film on ... Bruce Mau! [JH]


Observed | April 29

Creatives for Ukraine, an open platform with over one thousand digital artworks submitted showing solidarity with Ukraine. [BV]

Trained as an Industrial designer at Notre Dame, Michigan state senator Mallory McMorrow takes on the GOP. [JH]

Yup. [JH]

Designers! They’re just like us! “Grey’s friend Jamie Lee Curtis helped design the cover of Out of the Corner, using what she described in a phone interview as “D.I.Y. photoshop phone app skills.” [JH]


Observed | April 26

Award-winning American artist and illustrator, Marshall Arisman, has died at 83. Steve Heller’s tribute is here. [JH]


Observed | April 08

Kevin Lippert, the founder of Princeton Architectural Press, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 63. [JH]

Forbes offers “graphic design on a budget” advise—in the name of leadership. [JH]

The saga to redesign Rhode Island’s license plate continues, with design educators weighing in. [JH]

An early Easter gift for a grateful librarian: Charles Darwin’s notebooks, long missing, mysteriously returned! (Via Jen Renninger) [JH]

Educator, artist, activist and civil rights era photographer Doris Derby has died. She was 82. [JH]


Observed | March 18

MIT announces The Morningside Academy for Design, a new hub for cross-disciplinary education, research, and innovation across the design professions, and which will be housed at the School of Architecture and Planning. [JH]

Karen Hoffman, a seasoned educator and industrial designer, is named the next President of ArtCenter, in California. She will be the first female president in the college’s ninety-year history. [JH]


Observed | March 11

The 2020 National Security Law, slogans, and the art of the pictogram: a thread on Twitter. (via Blake Eskin.) [JH]

Owning the apple—one logo at a time. [JH]


Observed | March 04

Emeline King, Ford’s first black female transportation designer, has a few things to say about trailblazing. [JH]


Observed | February 25

The value of well-designed work. [JH]

In Berlin: Konstantin Grcic on design, function, and the new normal. [JH]

How to design a bike lane. [JH]



Jobs | July 04