Kaleena Sales + Omari Souza | The Design of Business | The Business of Design
S10E7.5: Minisode
Susan Morris | Essay
#NYFF2022: Landscape, Design Labor, + NY
Susan Morris | Essay
#NYFF2022: Borders on Film
Susan Morris | Essay
#NYFF2022: Building-Centric Films
Elle Luna | Report
Report from a Japanese Maid Café
Harriet Gridley | Terms of Service
Terms of Service: March Edition
Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt | Audio
S9E2: Melanie Keen
Sean Adams | Books
How Design Makes Us Think
Jessica Helfand | Audio
S9E01: Ellen Mirojnick
| Books
Covering Black America
| Books
The New Art of Making Books
Connect 4 | Audio
Victor Newman and Ana Amaro: Becoming an Animator
Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt | Audio
S9E3: Astra Taylor
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Dot Supreme
Connect 4 | Audio
Kojo Boateng and Brian Jean: Making Decisions, Making Your Mark
Debbie Millman | Audio
Celebrating Pride
Laura Scherling | Essays
How Micromobility Vehicles are Redesigning Global Transportation Systems
Eugenia Bell | Essays
Eliot Noyes
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Against Kickstarter Urbanism
The Editors | Terms of Service
Terms of Service: June 2021
| Books
Origins of Design Patents
Jason Hill | Books
Artist as Reporter
Scott Berkun | Books
The Powerful Decide
Connect 4 | Audio
Jonathan Jackson and Avalon Garrick: Time for Change
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Criticism = Love
The Editors | Watch This Space
Design Observer Community Session: Barbara Glauber
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
The Designer's Virus
Connect 4 | Audio
Min Lew and Zaiah Sampson: Finding Your Creative Voice


Observed


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]

Sirenia, a new font from Felix Braden, is made up of organic shapes and ornamental curves. [BV]

Asia’s premier annual event on design, innovation and brands for illuminating conversations with global creative leaders: from 28 November to 3 December. [JH]

Shrink it and pink it: Karen Korellis Reuther explores gender bias in product design. [BV]

We‘re listening to Sketch Model, a new podcast hosted by our friend Sara Hendren that focuses on on engineering education and its need for the humanities and arts. [BV]

Design and ... cannabis? [JH]

Brad Pitt—yes, THAT brad Pitt—and his man cave (including Nick Cave) of fellow bros—we mean, artists. (Yes, you read that correctly). [JH]

Design and the cringe factor. [JH]

Bold! Domed! and ROUND! The new smart watch. From Google. [JH]

Adobe. Figma. TWENTY BILLION DOLLARS. Discuss! [JH]

Can a design studio democratize innovation? Sam’s Club thinks so. [JH]

A retrospective of the South African artist, William Kentridge opens at the Royal Academy in London this week, and runs through early December. [JH]

When the former President of Harvard pays attention to typography, it’s time to pay attention to her. [JH]

Eye candy? (Eye dairy?) Behold: the Barcelona Butter Chair! [JH]

A new exhibit at the Victoria & Albert museum reveals what objects people choose to repair—and how they want them fixed. [BV]



Jobs | December 02