Debbie Millman | Design Matters with Debbie Millman
Keenan Scott II
Lee Moreau + Devorah Klein | The Futures Archive
The Futures Archive S1E6: The Toilet
Kathleen Meaney | Essay
100 Years of Land Grant Universities in 100 Points
The Editors | Books
Woman Made
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Criticism = Love
Ashleigh Axios | Opinions
To Be a Design-Led Company
Augusta Pownall | Books
Rational Simplicity: Rudolph de Harak, Graphic Designer
Francisco Laranjo | Essays
Critical Graphic Design: Critical of What?
Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt | Audio
S9E3: Astra Taylor
Debbie Millman | Audio
Ping Zhu
Connect 4 | Audio
Natasha Jen and Adnan Bishtawi: How Do You Survive as a Designer?
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
The Politics of Desire and Looting
The Editors | Watch This Space
Design Observer Community Session: Barbara Glauber
Adrian Shaughnessy | Terms of Service
Pan Afrikan Design Institute
Jessica Helfand | From Our Archive
Total Recall
Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt | Audio
S9E4: Na Kim
The Editors | Terms of Service
Terms of Service: February Edition
Scott Berkun | Books
The Powerful Decide
Adrian Shaughnessy | Books
Impact
The Editors | Terms of Service
Terms of Service: June 2021
The Editors | Books
Self-Reliance
Connect 4 | Audio
Victor Newman and Ana Amaro: Becoming an Animator
Steven Heller | Essays
WAR! What’s it Really Good For?
Steven Heller | Essays
Incompetence Is a Skill
Chappell Ellison | Essays
You’ll Never Guess the Amazing Ways Online Design Writing and Criticism Has Changed
Elle Luna | Report
Report from a Japanese Maid Café
Diana Seave Greenwald | Books
Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?
Jason Grant | Essays
Against Branding: Part 1 — Design and Conflict


Observed | October 29

Black students make up only 9% of enrollment at 96 schools teaching art and design in the United States. But thanks to D’Wayne Edwards, that is about to change. [JH]

At just 61 years old, Nigeria is still an emerging nation—and it’s a hotbed of design. [JH]

Humor, art, activism: discuss amongst yourselves. [JH]

What do the words “design” and “delicatessen” have in common? You’re about to find out! [JH]


Observed | October 26

Graphic designers will swoon to see Ricky Jay’s collection, which will be auctioned this week at Sotheby’s in New York. [JH]


Observed | October 22

Elizabeth Diller interprets Edmund de Waal’s book, “The Hare With Amber Eyes” as a cabinet of curiosities. The exhibition opens at The Jewish Museum in New York on November 19. [JH]


Observed | October 15

Karim Rashid opines on the harsher realities of a life in design. [JH]

Richard Schultz, American pioneer of modernist furniture, dies at 95. [JH]

Pixar movies, and the subtleties of dystopian cities. [JH]

In celebration of their relaunch Print magazine comissioned a wonderful video that you should watch. [BV]


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]



Jobs | November 30