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
Robert Finkel + Shea Tillman | Books
The IBM Poster Program
Connect 4 | Audio
Eddie Opara and Tyriq Moore: How Do You Build Knowledge as a Designer?
Scott Berkun | Books
The Powerful Decide
| Books
The New Art of Making Books
Jason Grant | Essays
Against Branding: Part 2 — Design and Happiness
Steven Heller | Essays
Incompetence Is a Skill
Francisco Laranjo | Essays
Critical Graphic Design: Critical of What?
Susan Morris | Essays
Design + Architecture at SXSW
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
The Politics of Desire and Looting
Steven Heller | Opinions
Pinch Me! 
Is it Really Over?
Andrew Shea | Essays
Flies in Urinals: The Value of Design Disruptions
Laura Scherling | Essays
How Micromobility Vehicles are Redesigning Global Transportation Systems
Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt | Audio
S9E4: Na Kim
Connect 4 | Audio
Victor Newman and Ana Amaro: Becoming an Animator
The Editors | Books
Self-Reliance
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
Are JPEGs the New Album Covers?
Alexandra Lange | Opinions
Why Nicolai Ouroussoff Is Not Good Enough
Connect 4 | Audio
Jonathan Jackson and Avalon Garrick: Time for Change
Debbie Millman | Audio
Celebrating Pride
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Kicked A Building Lately?
Adam Harrison Levy | Essays
The History of Being Found
Jessica Helfand | Audio
S9E01: Ellen Mirojnick
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Lessons from the High Line
Susan Morris | Essays
Observed at Hot Docs 2021


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 | December 01