Dana Arnett + Kevin Bethune | The Design of Business | The Business of Design
S10E10: Kunal Kapoor
Debbie Millman | Design Matters with Debbie Millman
Guy Kawasaki
Kaleena Sales + Omari Souza | The Design of Business | The Business of Design
S10E9.5: Minisode
Victoria Solan | Essay
Meet Me Under the Bents
Steven Heller | Essays
The Thrill is Gone: A Collector’s Lament
Susan Morris | Essays
Observed at Hot Docs 2021
The Editors | Watch This Space
Design Observer Community Session: Barbara Glauber
Steven Heller | Essays
WAR! What’s it Really Good For?
William Drenttel | Essays
I Was A Mad Man
Connect 4 | Audio
Forest Young and Sakinah Bell: Follow Your Curiosity, Find Your Inspiration
Francisco Laranjo | Essays
Critical Graphic Design: Critical of What?
Andrew Shea | Essays
Flies in Urinals: The Value of Design Disruptions
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Standard Operating Procedure
Ashleigh Axios | Opinions
To Be a Design-Led Company
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Against Kickstarter Urbanism
Robert Finkel + Shea Tillman | Books
The IBM Poster Program
Jessica Helfand | Essays
All Things Matter
James Biber | Essays
Vestige(s) of Empire
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
Charles Dickens and The BBC
Francisco Laranjo | Essays
The Whitney Identity: Responding to W(hat)?
Elle Luna | Report
Report from a Japanese Maid Café
Connect 4 | Audio
Min Lew and Zaiah Sampson: Finding Your Creative Voice
Sean Adams | Books
How Design Makes Us Think
Eugenia Bell | Essays
Eliot Noyes
Bryan Finoki | Essays
Architecture vs. the People
Lorraine Wild | Essays
The Scourge of "Tuscan"
Jessica Helfand | Essays
How Hollywood Nailed The Half-Pipe
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
Books. Still not dead.


Observed


Corn husks were just the start: a Mexican designer in London writes his own rules. [JH]

Wieden+Kennedy London launches standalone branding and design studio—called—NOT Wieden+Kennedy. (Play their logo generator yourself, here.) [JH]

Inclusive design, at Microsoft. [JH]

Best design stories of 2022, from The Guardian. [JH]

Penmanship, cursive, handwriting—what’s the point? [JH]

Set on half an acre in the lovely hamlet of High Falls, New York, the studio that once served Marc Chagall is for sale. [JH]

After escaping from a creatively-repressed and unsatisfactory graphic design career, Sticht became a public safety officer at the University of Rochester. (There’s hope for us all!) [JH]

Weird and wonderful artifacts, via Jason Kottke. [JH]

Design fiction—a speciulative pracrtice that combines science fiction, design thinking, and foresight—might be the next innovation in business. [JH]

For the love of drawing. [JH]

Design and sex. [JH]

Design nerds—rejoice! [JH]

In the latest issue of Print, Paul Sahre discusses his grammy nomination with Debbie Millman. [JH]

Both standard and limited collector’s editions of MuirMcNeil’s System Process Form are now available at Volume, together with a range of uniquely seductive rewards.

Also from Volume: a never-before-seen selection of Paul Burgess photographs documenting the British band, Pulp. Compiled by Burgess and Louise Colbourne, This Is Hardcore is available for pre-purchase now. [JH]

We were sad to hear that the visionary George Lois, died last week. He was 91. [BV]

Chicago Design Through the Decades opens today and runs through the end of the year. The project starts with Art Deco in the 1920s and goes through the 2020s with digital portraits produced using neural networks. [BV]

Art and immersion, according to David Hockney. In London, through April. [JH]

Striking art and design faculty at Parsons and The New School make headlines—as they should. [JH]

Wakanda Forever‘s costumes represent a coming together of cultures. [BV]

Japandi! [JH]

Memorials are retrospective but also aspirational: They are statements about who we mourn and prescriptions for how we mourn; in a way, they are self-portraits. [JH]



Jobs | January 29