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100 Years, 100 Buildings
TITLE: 100 Years, 100 Buildings
AUTHOR: John Hill
PUBLISHER: Prestel Publishing

DESIGNER: Laura Lindgren Design
DESIGN FIRM: Laura Lindgren Design



17th-Century Chinese Paintings from the Tsao Family Collection
TITLE: 17th-Century Chinese Paintings from the Tsao Family Collection
AUTHOR: Stephen Little and Wan Kong
PUBLISHER: Lisa Gabrielle Mark/Los Angeles County Museum of Art and DelMonico Books/Prestel Publishing

DESIGNER: Lorraine Wild and Xiaoqing Wang for Green Dragon Office



27 Chicago Designers / When Art Becamr Design 1936 > 1991
TITLE: 27 Chicago Designers / When Art Becamr Design 1936 > 1991
AUTHOR: Jack Weiss and Joseph Michael Essex
PUBLISHER: Chicago Design Archives

DESIGNER: Joseph Michael Essex
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Joseph Michael Essex and Jack Weiss
ART DIRECTOR: Joseph Michael Essex
DESIGN FIRM: Essex Two



2CREATE
TITLE: 2CREATE
AUTHOR: Yoav Litvin
PUBLISHER: Schiffer

DESIGNER: Dan Michman
ART DIRECTOR: Dan Michman
DESIGN FIRM: Design Shop



A Game of Thrones
TITLE: A Game of Thrones
AUTHOR: George R.R. Martin
PUBLISHER: Penguin Random House

DESIGN FIRM: Apple, Inc.



A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park
TITLE: A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park
AUTHOR: Nancy Webster and David Shirley
PUBLISHER: Columbia University Press

DESIGNER: Vin Dang
ART DIRECTOR: Julia Kushnirsky



A House in the Country
TITLE: A House in the Country
AUTHOR: Peter Pennoyer and Katie Ridder
PUBLISHER: The Vendome Press

DESIGNER: Celia Fuller



A Japanese Constellation
TITLE: A Japanese Constellation
AUTHOR: Pedro Gadanho
PUBLISHER: MoMA

DESIGNER: Edwin van Gelder
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Edwin van Gelder
ART DIRECTOR: Edwin van Gelder
DESIGN FIRM: Mainstudio



A Japanese Constellation
TITLE: A Japanese Constellation
AUTHOR: Pedro Gadanho
PUBLISHER: The Museum of Modern Art

DESIGNER: Edwin van Gelder
DESIGN FIRM: Mainstudio, Amsterdam



A Man Lies Dreaming
TITLE: A Man Lies Dreaming
AUTHOR: Lavie Tidhar
PUBLISHER: Melville House

DESIGNER: Marina Drukman
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Marina Drukman
ART DIRECTOR: Marina Drukman
DESIGN FIRM: Melville House Publishing



A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches
TITLE: A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches
AUTHOR: Tyler Kord
PUBLISHER: Clarkson Potter

DESIGNER: Ian Dingman
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Marysarah Quinn
ART DIRECTOR: Stephanie Huntwork



Absoliuti Tekstile
TITLE: Absoliuti Tekstile
AUTHOR: Egle Ganda Bogdaniene
PUBLISHER: Publishing House of Vilnius Academy of Arts

DESIGNER: Ausra Lisauskiene
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Ausra Lisauskiene
ART DIRECTOR: Ausra Lisauskiene
DESIGN FIRM: -



AIR
TITLE: AIR
AUTHOR: VINCENT LAFORET
PUBLISHER: PSG

DESIGNER: Frank Garguilo and Dave Reynolds
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Brenda Bergen
ART DIRECTOR: Brenda Bergen
DESIGN FIRM: Wink Design Atelier



Alejandro Diaz: It Takes A Village
TITLE: Alejandro Diaz: It Takes A Village
AUTHOR: Rick R. Moore, Kathryn Kanjo, Rita Gonzalez, Franco Mondini-Ruiz
PUBLISHER: Linda Pace Foundation

DESIGNER: Anjali Pala
DESIGN FIRM: Miko McGinty, Inc.



Aleph
TITLE: Aleph
AUTHOR: Tirzah Goldenberg
PUBLISHER: Verge Books Chicago

DESIGNER: Pouya Ahmadi
ART DIRECTOR: Pouya Ahmadi



Alex Da Corte: Free Roses
TITLE: Alex Da Corte: Free Roses
AUTHOR: Edited by Susan Cross and Alex Da Corte
PUBLISHER: DelMonico Books _ Prestel | MASS MoCA

DESIGNER: Keri Bronk



Alex Webb: La Calle
TITLE: Alex Webb: La Calle
AUTHOR: Alex Webb
PUBLISHER: Aperture Foundation

DESIGNER: David Chickey



Alma Thomas
TITLE: Alma Thomas
AUTHOR: Edited by Ian Berry and Lauren Haynes
PUBLISHER: DelMonico Books _ Prestel | The Studio Museum in Harlem | The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College

DESIGNER: Pentagram, New York
DESIGN FIRM: Pentagram, New York



Among Strange Victims
TITLE: Among Strange Victims
AUTHOR: Daniel Salda_a Par_s
PUBLISHER: Coffee House Press

DESIGNER: Karl Engebretson
ART DIRECTOR: Karl Engebretson



Anthony Hernandez
TITLE: Anthony Hernandez
AUTHOR: Erin O'Toole
PUBLISHER: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in association with Distributed Art Publishers/D.A.P.

DESIGNER: Lorraine Wild and Amy Fortunato, in association with Anthony Hernandez and Erin O'Toole
DESIGN FIRM: Green Dragon Office



Archie Rand: Sixty Paintings from the Bible
TITLE: Archie Rand: Sixty Paintings from the Bible
AUTHOR: Samantha Baskind
PUBLISHER: The Galleries at Cleveland State University

DESIGNER: Sarah Rutherford



ArtCenter College of Design Viewbook 2017-18
TITLE: ArtCenter College of Design Viewbook 2017-18
AUTHOR: Sylvia Sukop (editor) /Mike Winder (writer)
PUBLISHER: ArtCenter College of Design

DESIGNER: Xavier Cerilla
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Scott Taylor
ART DIRECTOR: Winnie Li
DESIGN FIRM: Design Office, ArtCenter College of Design



Artek and the Aaltos: Creating a Modern World
TITLE: Artek and the Aaltos: Creating a Modern World
AUTHOR: Nina Stritzler-Levine with Timo Riekko
PUBLISHER: Bard Graduate Center

DESIGNER: Julia Neller
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Irma Boom
ART DIRECTOR: Irma Boom
DESIGN FIRM: Irma Boom Office



Artists on Hanne Darboven
TITLE: Artists on Hanne Darboven
AUTHOR: Edited by Stephen Hoban and Kelly Kivland with Katherine Atkins
PUBLISHER: Dia Art Foundation

DESIGNER: Laura Fields
DESIGN FIRM: Dia Art Foundation



At Twenty-five
TITLE: At Twenty-five
AUTHOR: various
PUBLISHER: self published

DESIGNER: various
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Barb Woolley
ART DIRECTOR: Dominic Ayre / Frances Chen
DESIGN FIRM: Hambly & Woolley Inc.



Bahar Y_r_ko_lu, Devridaim/Flow Through
TITLE: Bahar Y_r_ko_lu, Devridaim/Flow Through
AUTHOR: Umut Altintas
PUBLISHER: Arter, space for art

DESIGNER: Umut Altintas
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Umut Altintas
ART DIRECTOR: Umut Altintas



Beyond Bling: Contemporary Jewelry from the Lois Boardman Collection
TITLE: Beyond Bling: Contemporary Jewelry from the Lois Boardman Collection
AUTHOR: Rosie Chambers Mills and Bobbye Tigerman
PUBLISHER: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

DESIGNER: David Karwan and Lorraine Wild



Bikenomics
TITLE: Bikenomics
AUTHOR: Elly Blue
PUBLISHER: Babilonia Cultura Editorial

DESIGNER: Rafael Nobre
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Rafael Nobre
ART DIRECTOR: Rafael Nobre
DESIGN FIRM: Babilonia Cultura Editorial



BLACK ROCK CITY, NV
TITLE: BLACK ROCK CITY, NV
AUTHOR: PHILIPPE GLADE
PUBLISHER: REAL PAPER BOOKS

DESIGNER: TERRIL NEELY/PHILIPPE GLADE
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: PHILIPPE GLADE
ART DIRECTOR: PHILIPPE GLADE



Blue. River. Apple
TITLE: Blue. River. Apple
AUTHOR: Nancy Nelson
PUBLISHER: Self Published

DESIGNER: Julie Varley
ART DIRECTOR: Cynthia Carbajal
DESIGN FIRM: Imagine Communications



BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago
TITLE: BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago
AUTHOR: Iker Gil
PUBLISHER: MAS Context

DESIGNER: Renata Graw, Alexa Viscius, Ansgar Kleem, and Rafael Barontini.
ART DIRECTOR: Renata Graw
DESIGN FIRM: Normal



Bonnie Cashin: Chic is Where You Find It
TITLE: Bonnie Cashin: Chic is Where You Find It
AUTHOR: Author: Stephanie Lake / Editor: Ellen Nidy
PUBLISHER: Rizzoli

DESIGNER: Jeanette Abbink
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Jeanette Abbink
DESIGN FIRM: Rational Beauty



BOOK MATES
TITLE: BOOK MATES
AUTHOR: Keith Godard
PUBLISHER: Works Editions

DESIGNER: Keith Godard
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Keith Godard
DESIGN FIRM: Studio Works



Border Cantos
TITLE: Border Cantos
AUTHOR: Richard Misrach
PUBLISHER: Aperture Foundation

DESIGNER: Masumi Shibata



Brain Freeze Journal
TITLE: Brain Freeze Journal
AUTHOR: Potter
PUBLISHER: Clarkson Potter

DESIGNER: Danielle Deschenes
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Marysarah Quinn
ART DIRECTOR: Danielle Deschenes



Branko Kincl monograph
TITLE: Branko Kincl monograph
AUTHOR: Zlatko Karac/Alen Zunic/Iva K_rbler/Hela Vukadin-Doronjga/Toni Beslic (authors); Slavica Markovic (Editor)
PUBLISHER: Kabinet grafike HAZU

DESIGNER: Nedjeljko Spoljar/Kristina Spoljar/Neda Segovic
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Nedjeljko Spoljar
ART DIRECTOR: Nedjeljko Spoljar
DESIGN FIRM: Sensus Design Factory Zagreb



British Rail Designed 1948-1997
TITLE: British Rail Designed 1948-1997
AUTHOR: David Lawrence
PUBLISHER: Ian Allan Publishing

DESIGNER: Theo Inglis



Bruce Conner: It's All True
TITLE: Bruce Conner: It's All True
AUTHOR: Rudolf Frieling and Gary Garrels
PUBLISHER: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

DESIGNER: James Williams



BSK 50
TITLE: BSK 50
AUTHOR: Mark Isitt
PUBLISHER: Frank Architecture & Design

DESIGNER: Igor Kazakov, Kazakoff Design AB
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Igor Kazakov
ART DIRECTOR: Igor Kazakov
DESIGN FIRM: Kazakoff Design



By the People: Designing a Better America
TITLE: By the People: Designing a Better America
AUTHOR: Cynthia E. Smith
PUBLISHER: Cooper Hewitt

DESIGNER: Other Means
DESIGN FIRM: Other Means



Cane
TITLE: Cane
AUTHOR: Ilima Loomis
PUBLISHER: Watermark Publishing

DESIGNER: Steve Kiyabu
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Saedene Ota
ART DIRECTOR: Ashley Takitani Leahey
DESIGN FIRM: Sae Design



Carol Bove: Polka Dots
TITLE: Carol Bove: Polka Dots
AUTHOR: Text by Johanna Burton. Photography by Andreas Laszlo Konrath
PUBLISHER: David Zwirner Books

DESIGNER: Joseph Logan



Carrie Mae Weems: Kitchen Table Series
TITLE: Carrie Mae Weems: Kitchen Table Series
AUTHOR: Sarah Lewis and Adrienne Edwards
PUBLISHER: Damiani

DESIGNER: Takaaki Matsumoto
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Takaaki Matsumoto
DESIGN FIRM: Matsumoto Incorporated



Cathedral of the Pines
TITLE: Cathedral of the Pines
AUTHOR: Gregory Crewdson
PUBLISHER: Aperture Foundation

DESIGNER: McCall Associates



Celebrating the Saints
TITLE: Celebrating the Saints
AUTHOR: William Weedon
PUBLISHER: Concordia Publishing House

DESIGNER: Alex Ha
ART DIRECTOR: Tim Agnew



Centaur: The Noblest Roman
TITLE: Centaur: The Noblest Roman
AUTHOR: Jerry Kelly & Misha Beletsky
PUBLISHER: David R. Godine and The Book Club of California

DESIGNER: Jerry Kelly
DESIGN FIRM: Jerry Kelly LLC



Charles Percier: Architecture and Design in an Age of Revolutions
TITLE: Charles Percier: Architecture and Design in an Age of Revolutions
AUTHOR: Jean-Philippe Garric, editor
PUBLISHER: Bard Graduate Center and Yale University Press

DESIGNER: Barbara Glauber, Kelly Konapelsky
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Barbara Glauber
DESIGN FIRM: Heavy Meta



Charlotte Brooks at Look, 1951-1971
TITLE: Charlotte Brooks at Look, 1951-1971
AUTHOR: Lucy Flint
PUBLISHER: Davis Museum at Wellesley College

DESIGNER: Katherine Hughes
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Clif Stoltze
ART DIRECTOR: Clif Stoltze
DESIGN FIRM: Stoltze Design



Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours
TITLE: Chris Cran, Sincerely Yours
AUTHOR: Jos_e Drouin-Brisebois, Ryan Doherty, Nancy Tousley, William Wood and Bruce McCulloch
PUBLISHER: National Gallery of Canada

DESIGNER: Stefan Canuel
DESIGN FIRM: National Gallery of Canada



Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover
TITLE: Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover
AUTHOR: Edited with an Introduction by Paul Buckley, Preface by Elda Rotor
PUBLISHER: Penguin Books | Penguin Random House

DESIGNER: Paul Buckley and Matt Vee
DESIGN FIRM: Penguin Art Group



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Observed


Old news: Apple rejected — “spurned,” actually —a proposal to integrate Meta’s AI chatbot with iOS “months ago,” says Bloomberg. Get a room already, gah.

It only touches the ground in six places: how to build a house that sits lightly on the land.

Graphic designer and artist Ming Hsun Yu is on a quest. “I explore human experience, metaphors and questions through graphic methods,” they say, “seeking possibilities within structures, fluidity between dualities, and constant joy.”

Forbes has accused Perplexity, an AI-powered search/chatbot startup, of stealing their content. The service describes itself as being able to provide “concise, real-time answers to user queries by pulling information from recent articles and indexing the web daily.” A new Wired investigation shows that it does that, in part, by surreptitiously scraping parts of the web that are deemed off-limits by operators. Wired also observed this: “[While Perplexity] is capable of accurately summarizing journalistic work with appropriate credit, it is also prone to bullshitting, in the technical sense of the word.”

Civil rights attorney and jazz pianist (!!) Bryan Stevenson has teamed up with jazz legend Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to release Freedom, Justice, and Hope, a live performance album of historic jazz records created to protest racial injustice. It’s streaming now.

The Vatican was forced to apologize “to those who were offended” after Pope Francis used a homophobic slur in a closed-door meeting. Then, two weeks later, he allegedly used the term again. While it deeply disappointed LGBTQ Catholics and their supporters who had been encouraged by his inclusive signals, attendees of this year’s Pride parade in Rome pointedly reclaimed the term and made the Pontiff the unexpected star.

Happy Pride: the new Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center is set to open

The annual design confab that is Config goes live June 26 and 27! Tune in online as acclaimed filmmaker, actor, and photographer Spike Jonze joins Ellen McGirt, editor-in-chief of Design Observer, as they explore the art of taking creative risks, facilitating unconventional collaboration, and navigating the future with AI. June 27th at 5:10pm Pacific Time; find the full agenda here.

De.fault is a recommendation engine built to reduce bias and broaden horizons. intentionally providing de-personalized information to enlarge our perspectives and counteract filter bubbles, ideological rigidity, social anxiety, and increasingly addictive and toxic content. Designed by Yoonbee Baek, De.fault is also the recipient of the 2024 Core77 Design Award for Best Speculative Design in the student category.

In stripping objects of all but their essential elements, the Shakers not only exposed the elegance inherent in even the most humble of items but also reinvented the concept of beauty itself. With its emphasis on durability, functionality, and timeless minimalism, Shaker design has had a profound effect on generations of artists, architects, and designers. (“Do all your work as though you had a thousand years to live,” urged Shaker leader Ann Lee, “and as you would if you knew you must die tomorrow. ) Now, they have their very own postage stamp.

At MIT on June 27—Designing With, Not For: a conversation between Richard Perez, founding director of the Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town; Amy Smith, founding director of the MIT D-Lab; Surbhi Agrawal, 2022 MAD Design Fellow, urban planner, and data scientist at Sasaki; and Aditya Mehrotra, instructor of Mobiles for Development at MIT. This event is part of this year's Design Research Society (DRS) conference, on the theme of recovery, reflection, and reimagination.

Multi-Species Worlding is an experiment, for no more than twenty people, into the felt perspective of another species, in which participants will practice speaking as that species, and build shared worlds that serve all of life.  This workshop brings together multi-species artists, architects, researchers, storytellers, communicators, educators, entrepreneurs, designers, and anyone curious about co-creating worlds where all species thrive. 

Coming this fall, join a pivotal gathering of minds from Italy, Netherlands, Ireland, UK, China, Kenya, Germany, Denmark, Turkey, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Finland, Hong Kong, and the United States for Designing Nature and Humanity-Centered Future,  at ISMAT Portimão (in Portugal's Algarve) from 8 to 11 of October. Interested? You have until the end of July to submit an abstract.

“Must be buff, charged with the emblem of the State, a pine tree proper, in the center, and the North Star, a mullet of 5 points, in blue in the upper corner; the star to be equidistant from the hoist and the upper border of the flag, the distance from the 2 borders to the center of the star being equal to about 1/4 of the hoist, this distance and the size of the star being proportionate to the size of the flag .”  The State of Maine is seeking design ideas before voters in November determine whether to adopt a new, more distinctive flag.

Picture this: A photographer wins an AI Image competition with a real photo. "I wanted to show that nature can still beat the machine and that there is still merit in real work from real creatives," said Digital Artist Miles Astray before he was disqualified. 

The American artist Kehinde Wiley—whose work he describes as “shedding light on the inequities Black and Brown people face in our society,”—has been accused of sexual misconduct. Wiley has denied the charges, but two museums have canceled upcoming exhibitions of his work.

In tandem with this exhibition (on view through the end of January 2025),  a new, five-episode podcast—hosted by British design critic and author Alice Rawsthorn—traces the evolution of Gae Aulenti through the voices of friends, curators, and a range of international architects.

The Los Angeles Design Festival is looking for new board members.

The Obama Foundation is looking for a new VP of Communications.

An Idaho pub owner celebrates “Homosexual Awesomeness Month” because “Pride is too extreme.”

SCOTUS gets it right on tribal health care:  In Becerra v. San Carlos Apache Tribe, the justices ruled that the federal government will have to pay more for health care on the reservations, making it a ruling on sovereignty

Something’s going on at Baraboo High School, y’all. Wisconsin? Thoughts?

Anne H. Berry, whose work focuses on representation and diversity in design as well as ethnic and racial disparities in the field, has been selected to be the next Director of the School of Design in the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts at UIC Chicago.

Read about the fifty people helping to shape Chicago. (Gensler's Andre Brumfield leads the charge!)

You need a Wall Street Journal digital subscription to view this in its entirety, but the story needs to be shared whether you read it or not: high-profile school shootings, and the fear they spread, are shaping how architects design the modern American school.

Anna Gerber and Anna Holsgrove's Hurry Up, We're Dreaming is a new quarterly magazine focused on the relationship between technology and an unlikely trio of influences: ancient wisdom, spiritual practices, and natural intelligence. Their first issue is expected later this summer.

Grace Jun's new book on adaptive, wearable design—Fashion, Disability, and Co-design—is,  in her own words, “a practical book on the intricacies of design with examples of the many ways people can collaboratively work together”. Jun will be speaking on May 31st at Rizzoli Bookstore at 6pm in New York City.  (She was our guest on The Design of Business | The Business of Design back in season two.)

At the Business Design Centre in London, New Designers—now in its 39th year—brings together a whopping 3,000 design graduates every year from over 100 universities. The first week (26–29 June) highlights fashion and costume, contemporary design crafts, textiles, ceramics, glass, jewelry, and precious metalwork. The second week (3–6 July 2024) showcases furniture, product design, industrial design, spatial design, graphic design, illustration,  animation, motion art, digital art, and game design.

In a shocking announcement this morning, The University of the Arts in Philadelphia announces it will cease operations effective on June 7, 2024.

In partnership with the IKEA Foundation, What Design Can Do supports creative climate solutions aimed at fostering a more circular society. The winning projects in their latest challenge—Redesign Everything–include approaches such as bio-cement reef structures that mimic oyster reefs, bead alternatives designed to eliminate microplastics, and the use of agro-industrial fruit waste to create sustainable biomaterials.



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