Lee Moreau + Saeed Arida | The Futures Archive
The Futures Archive S1E7: The Ball
Debbie Millman | Design Matters with Debbie Millman
Keenan Scott II
Kathleen Meaney | Essay
100 Years of Land Grant Universities in 100 Points
The Editors | Books
Woman Made
Elle Luna | Report
Report from a Japanese Maid Café
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
The Politics of Desire and Looting
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
Philosophy, Graphic Design and Virtue of Clarity
Susan Yelavich | Books
Beings: Unruly Things, Golems, Cyborgs
Francisco Laranjo | Essays
Critical Graphic Design: Critical of What?
Connect 4 | Audio
Kojo Boateng and Brian Jean: Making Decisions, Making Your Mark
Steven Heller | Essays
WAR! What’s it Really Good For?
Connect 4 | Audio
Man-Wai Cheung and Angel Blanco: “Mom, Dad, I Want to Be a Designer”
Jessica Helfand | Essays
Why Write About Graphic Design?
Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt | Audio
S9E3: Astra Taylor
Robert Finkel + Shea Tillman | Books
The IBM Poster Program
Steven Heller | Essays
Incompetence Is a Skill
Jessica Helfand | From Our Archive
Total Recall
Francisco Laranjo | Essays
The Whitney Identity: Responding to W(hat)?
Susan Morris | Essays
MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight
Adam Harrison Levy | Essays
The History of Being Found
Jason Grant | Essays
Against Branding: Part 2 — Design and Happiness
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
Charles Dickens and The BBC
Connect 4 | Audio
Min Lew and Zaiah Sampson: Finding Your Creative Voice
Bryan Finoki | Essays
Architecture vs. the People
Jason Grant | Essays
Against Branding: Part 1 — Design and Conflict
The Editors | Terms of Service
Terms of Service: June 2021
James Biber | Essays
Vestige(s) of Empire
Kaleena Sales | Terms of Service
Teaching Black Designers


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 04