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Hall of Small Mammals
TITLE: Hall of Small Mammals
AUTHOR: Thomas Pierce
PUBLISHER: Riverhead Books | Penguin Random House

DESIGNER: Grace Han
ART DIRECTOR: Helen Yentus
DESIGN FIRM: Penguin Art Group



Heinrich B_ll Series
TITLE: Heinrich B_ll Series
AUTHOR: Heinrich B_ll
PUBLISHER: Can Publishing

DESIGNER: Utku Lomlu
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Utku Lomlu
ART DIRECTOR: Utku Lomlu
DESIGN FIRM: Lom Creative



Herb Lubalin: Typographer
TITLE: Herb Lubalin: Typographer
AUTHOR: Editors: Adrian Shaughnessy & Tony Brook, Consultant Editor: Alexander Tochilovsky
PUBLISHER: Unit Editions

DESIGNER: Rachel Dalton
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Tony Brook
DESIGN FIRM: Spin



Here Comes The Sun
TITLE: Here Comes The Sun
AUTHOR: Nicole Dennis-Benn
PUBLISHER: Liveright

DESIGNER: Jennifer Heuer
ART DIRECTOR: Steve Attardo



Hist_ria da Teoria da Arquitetura
TITLE: Hist_ria da Teoria da Arquitetura
AUTHOR: Hanno-Walter Kruft
PUBLISHER: EDUSP

DESIGNER: Gustavo Piqueira / Samia Jacintho
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Gustavo Piqueira
ART DIRECTOR: Gustavo Piqueira
DESIGN FIRM: Casa Rex



Hist_ria de gente. Hist_ria da gente (History of people)
TITLE: Hist_ria de gente. Hist_ria da gente (History of people)
AUTHOR: Group of twenty garbage collectors of the S_o Paulo City hall
PUBLISHER: Infinito cultural

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Raquel Matsushita
DESIGN FIRM: Entrelinha Design



Hoover
TITLE: Hoover
AUTHOR: Glen Jeansonne
PUBLISHER: Penguin Random House

DESIGNER: Emily Osborne
ART DIRECTOR: Anthony Ramondo



How Everything Became War
TITLE: How Everything Became War
AUTHOR: Rosa Brooks
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

DESIGNER: Darren Haggar
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Jackie Seow
ART DIRECTOR: Alison Forner



How to Ruin Everything
TITLE: How to Ruin Everything
AUTHOR: George Watsky
PUBLISHER: Plume

DESIGNER: Ben Denzer
ART DIRECTOR: Jason Booher



I Let You Go
TITLE: I Let You Go
AUTHOR: Clare Mackintosh
PUBLISHER: Penguin Random House

DESIGNER: Danielle Mazzella di Bosco
ART DIRECTOR: Judith Lagerman



I Met Someone
TITLE: I Met Someone
AUTHOR: Bruce Wagner
PUBLISHER: Blue Rider Press

DESIGNER: Spencer Kimble
ART DIRECTOR: Jason Booher



Ifig_nia
TITLE: Ifig_nia
AUTHOR: Teresa de la Parra
PUBLISHER: Editora Carambaia

DESIGNER: Bloco Gr_fico
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Bloco Gr_fico
ART DIRECTOR: Bloco Gr_fico
DESIGN FIRM: Bloco Gr_fico



I'm Still Here (Je Suis L_)
TITLE: I'm Still Here (Je Suis L_)
AUTHOR: Clelie Avit
PUBLISHER: Grand Central Publishing

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Anne Twomey



I'm Traveling Alone
TITLE: I'm Traveling Alone
AUTHOR: Samuel Bjork
PUBLISHER: Viking Books | Penguin Random House

DESIGNER: Colin Webber
ART DIRECTOR: Paul Buckley
DESIGN FIRM: Penguin Art Group



Impact 1.0: Design magazines, journals and periodicals [1922_73]
TITLE: Impact 1.0: Design magazines, journals and periodicals [1922_73]
AUTHOR: Editors: Tony Brook & Adrian Shaughnessy
PUBLISHER: Unit Editions

DESIGNER: Callin Mackintosh & Tommy Spitters
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Tony Brook
DESIGN FIRM: Spin



Impact 2.0: Design magazines, journals and periodicals [1974_2016]
TITLE: Impact 2.0: Design magazines, journals and periodicals [1974_2016]
AUTHOR: Editors: Tony Brook & Adrian Shaughnessy
PUBLISHER: Unit Editions

DESIGNER: Callin Mackintosh & Tommy Spitters
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Tony Brook
DESIGN FIRM: Spin / Unit Editions



Impossible Modernism
TITLE: Impossible Modernism
AUTHOR: Robert S. Lehman
PUBLISHER: Stanford University Press

DESIGNER: Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein
ART DIRECTOR: Rob Ehle
DESIGN FIRM: Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein



In Pursuit of Privilege
TITLE: In Pursuit of Privilege
AUTHOR: Clifton Hood
PUBLISHER: Columbia University Press

ART DIRECTOR: Julia Kushnirsky



In the Land of Armadillos
TITLE: In the Land of Armadillos
AUTHOR: Helen Marlyes Shankman
PUBLISHER: Scribner

DESIGNER: Matt Dorfman
ART DIRECTOR: Jaya Miceli



Incoming
TITLE: Incoming
AUTHOR: Justin Hudnall, Julia Evans, and Rolf Yngve
PUBLISHER: So Say We All

DESIGNER: Adam Vieyra



Infomocracy
TITLE: Infomocracy
AUTHOR: Malka Older
PUBLISHER: Tor

DESIGNER: Will Staehle
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Irene Gallo



Infraviolet artist book collection:
TITLE: Infraviolet artist book collection: "Spiritual Exercises", "Licenses, of the Order", "Inbetween" and "Cam_es by Cam_es"
AUTHOR: Various
PUBLISHER: Col_gio das Artes da Universidade de Coimbra

DESIGNER: Bruna de Sousa
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Bruna de Sousa
ART DIRECTOR: Bruna de Sousa
DESIGN FIRM: Bruna de Sousa



International and Regional Market Entry and Maintain Strategies
TITLE: International and Regional Market Entry and Maintain Strategies
AUTHOR: Mohammad Reza Hamidizadeh, Maryam Zaegaran Yazd
PUBLISHER: SBU Press

DESIGNER: Arman Khorramak
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Arman Khorramak
ART DIRECTOR: Arman Khorramak



Intimations
TITLE: Intimations
AUTHOR: Author: Alexandra Kleeman / Editor: Terry Karten
PUBLISHER: Harper

DESIGNER: Robin Bilardello



Introduction to Metadata: Third Edition
TITLE: Introduction to Metadata: Third Edition
AUTHOR: Project Editor - Tom Frederickson
PUBLISHER: Getty Publications

DESIGNER: Gary Hespenheide
ART DIRECTOR: Jim Drobka



Invincible Summer
TITLE: Invincible Summer
AUTHOR: Alice Adams
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown

DESIGNER: Lauren Harms
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Mario J. Pulice



Ithaca
TITLE: Ithaca
AUTHOR: Patrick Dillon
PUBLISHER: Pegasus Books

DESIGNER: Charles Brock
DESIGN FIRM: Faceout Studio



Jews Queers Germans
TITLE: Jews Queers Germans
AUTHOR: Martin Duberman/Dan Simon
PUBLISHER: Seven Stories Press

DESIGNER: Stewart Cauley Design
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Stewart Cauley Design
ART DIRECTOR: Stewart Cauley Design
DESIGN FIRM: Stewart Cauley Design



John Glick: A Legacy in Clay
TITLE: John Glick: A Legacy in Clay
AUTHOR: Editor: Shelley Selim
PUBLISHER: Cranbrook Art Museum

DESIGNER: Meaghan Barry and Lilian Crum
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Meaghan Barry and Lilian Crum
ART DIRECTOR: Meaghan Barry and Lilian Crum
DESIGN FIRM: Unsold Studio



Jungle of Stone
TITLE: Jungle of Stone
AUTHOR: William Carlsen
PUBLISHER: William Morrow

DESIGNER: Owen Corrigan
ART DIRECTOR: Jeanne Reina



Knockout
TITLE: Knockout
AUTHOR: John Jodzio
PUBLISHER: Soft Skull

DESIGNER: Matt Dorfman
ART DIRECTOR: Kelly Winton



La guerra delle immagini [The War of Images]
TITLE: La guerra delle immagini [The War of Images]
AUTHOR: Dario Carta
PUBLISHER: Il filo di Arianna

DESIGNER: Dario Carta
DESIGN FIRM: Dario Carta



Lance Wyman: The Monograph
TITLE: Lance Wyman: The Monograph
AUTHOR: Adrian Shaughnessy
PUBLISHER: Unit Editions

DESIGNER: Callin Mackintosh
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Tony Brook
DESIGN FIRM: Spin / Unit Editions



Landscape As Urbanism
TITLE: Landscape As Urbanism
AUTHOR: Charles Waldheim
PUBLISHER: Princeton University Press

DESIGNER: Camille Sacha Salvador
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Luke Bulman
ART DIRECTOR: Camille Sacha Salvador
DESIGN FIRM: Luke Bulman_Office



Leinte em p_ [Poudered Milk: Chronicles of an Addiction]
TITLE: Leinte em p_ [Poudered Milk: Chronicles of an Addiction]
AUTHOR: Marina Filizola
PUBLISHER: Planeta

DESIGNER: mateus valadares
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: mateus valadares
DESIGN FIRM: mateus valadares est_dio



L'Heure Bleue or The Judy Poems
TITLE: L'Heure Bleue or The Judy Poems
AUTHOR: Elisa Gabbert
PUBLISHER: Black Ocean

DESIGNER: Abby Haddican
DESIGN FIRM: Abby Haddican



Life Moves Pretty Fast
TITLE: Life Moves Pretty Fast
AUTHOR: Hadley Freeman
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

DESIGNER: Anna Laytham
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Jackie Seow
ART DIRECTOR: Alison Forner



Living Next To The Giant: The Political Economy of Vietnam's Relations with China under Doi Moi
TITLE: Living Next To The Giant: The Political Economy of Vietnam's Relations with China under Doi Moi
AUTHOR: Le Hong Hiep
PUBLISHER: ISEAS Books

DESIGNER: Victoria Lee
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Bryan Angelo Lim
ART DIRECTOR: Bryan Angelo Lim
DESIGN FIRM: qu_est-ce que c_est design



Living on Paper: Letters from Iris Murdoch
TITLE: Living on Paper: Letters from Iris Murdoch
AUTHOR: Iris Murdoch
PUBLISHER: Princeton University Press

DESIGNER: Amanda Weiss
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Maria Lindenfeldar



Loner
TITLE: Loner
AUTHOR: Teddy Wayne
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

DESIGNER: Na Kim
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Jackie Seow
ART DIRECTOR: Alison Forner



Losing It
TITLE: Losing It
AUTHOR: Emma Rathbone
PUBLISHER: Riverhead Books | Penguin Random House

DESIGNER: Rachel Willey
ART DIRECTOR: Helen Yentus
DESIGN FIRM: Penguin Art Group



Love and Ruin
TITLE: Love and Ruin
AUTHOR: Evan Ratliff
PUBLISHER: W.W. Norton

DESIGNER: Steve Attardo
ART DIRECTOR: Steve Attardo



Love, Sex and Other Foreign Policy Goals
TITLE: Love, Sex and Other Foreign Policy Goals
AUTHOR: Jesse Armstrong
PUBLISHER: Blue Rider Press

DESIGNER: Jason Booher



Lovers on All Saints_ Day
TITLE: Lovers on All Saints_ Day
AUTHOR: Juan Gabriel V_squez
PUBLISHER: Riverhead Books

DESIGNER: Alex Merto
ART DIRECTOR: Helen Yentus



Mad Men Carousel
TITLE: Mad Men Carousel
AUTHOR: Matt Zoller Seitz/Eric Klopfer
PUBLISHER: Abrams Books

DESIGNER: Deb Wood



Madonnaland and Other Detours into Fame and Fandom
TITLE: Madonnaland and Other Detours into Fame and Fandom
AUTHOR: Alina Simone
PUBLISHER: University of Texas Press

DESIGNER: Lindsay Starr



Maintenance Architecture
TITLE: Maintenance Architecture
AUTHOR: Hilary Sample
PUBLISHER: The MIT Press

DESIGNER: Marge Encomienda



Making Literature Now
TITLE: Making Literature Now
AUTHOR: Amy Hungerford
PUBLISHER: Stanford University Press

ART DIRECTOR: Rob Ehle
DESIGN FIRM: Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein



Manly Health and Training
TITLE: Manly Health and Training
AUTHOR: Walt Whitman (author), Zachary Turpin (introduction), Kathy Huck (editor)
PUBLISHER: Regan Arts

DESIGNER: Richard Ljoenes
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Richard Ljoenes
ART DIRECTOR: Richard Ljoenes
DESIGN FIRM: Regan Arts



Maps for Lost Lovers
TITLE: Maps for Lost Lovers
AUTHOR: Nadeem Aslam
PUBLISHER: Penguin Random House

DESIGNER: Rymn Massand
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Rymn Massand
DESIGN FIRM: +RYMN



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Observed


“As a person who spent the first part of my career as a graphic designer and art director, I immediately saw the visual power and nearly infinite graphic possibilities of this image.” In today's New York Times, Charles Blow discusses the irrefutable power of an iconic photograph.

In New York City, The Design Trust for Public Space is looking for photographers with “unique lenses on an equitable water future for New York”. Deadline for entry is 11 August. More here.

One artist's (musical) cry for help—or at least, fewer fast-food franchises in North Adams, Massachusetts.

“My design philosophy is to make people happy and comfortable in their environment,” says the 83-year old Irish designer known simply by her first name—Clodagh. “Since I don’t know the rules, I can actually break them all the time.” 

Design for accessibility, blessedly, is on the minds of architects and builders all over the world. Given the fact that an estimated 15-20% of the population is neurodivergent, commercial buildings are increasingly working to become more welcoming, inclusive, and comfortable for all individuals.

“While designers are eager for praise and acclaim and create an aura of ostensibly cultured and intellectual pursuit, often involving awards and accolades, design itself takes no responsibility for what happens when things go wrong.” An excerpt from Manuel Lima's latest book.  

Scientists are designing a space suit that converts urine into drinking water. More here.

Graphology geeks, rejoice! A new book featuring a selection of treasures from the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford is out from our friends at University of Chicago Press.

Sad but true: according to Q1 data collected by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, undergraduates choosing to major in Art History, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, and Graphic Design are associated with the highest rates of unemployment across the nation.

The Underground Railroad Stamps, for the United States Postal Service—released in May— feature 10 portraits of some of the men and women who escaped slavery and/or helped others escape: Catharine Coffin, Frederick Douglass, Thomas Garrett, Laura Haviland, Lewis Hayden, Harriet Jacobs, William Lambert, Jermain Loguen, William Still and Harriet Tubman. Designed by Antonio Alcalá, of Studio A,  the stamp, observes Steven Heller, “has done an important job of teaching American history to the public through these miniature ‘posters’ ”.

Randy Hunt is the new chair of the MFA “Designer as Entrepreneur” program at the School of Visual Arts in New York, succeeding founding co-chairs Steven Heller and Lita Talarico.

At Tulane, architecture students build homes for the homeless.

Cesar Rivera—who leads design for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta—has been named the next board chair of AIGA.

Founded in 1944 by Winston Churchill’s government to help accelerate post-war economic growth, The UK Design Council is on a mission to put the planet at the heart of the sector’s work.

Figma's new AI tool hits a roadblock.

Unlike most of the world, Iceland's design scene skews overwhelmingly female. Nat Barker explores what makes the tiny Nordic nation so different.

"If MoMA is going to get serious about this world, it needs to start by dumping the whole concept of “Latin America” and start getting specific." Carolina A. Miranda skillfully reviews Crafting Modernity, an exhibition about design (yes, in Latin America) that runs through the summer at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

Logo lunacy for the New York Jets!

Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan—a philosopher, neuroscientist, geostrategist, and futurologist who currently leads the Geopolitics and Global Futures Department at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy in Switzerland—holds strong opinions about architecture, which he characterizes as “an intrinsically philosophical enterprise grounded in aesthetics and ethics, including theories of human nature”. And he has something to say about its future, particularly in the age of artificial intelligence.

Co. Design is now Fast Company Design.

From our friends at the MITPress Reader (an occasional newsletter that we can't recommend highly enough), the architect Moshe Safdie offers a beautiful remembrance of steps—and insights on their complexity—that led him to a life in design. (Also in this edition: graphic design enthusiasts will love this story on the design of the original edition of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown's Learning from Las Vegas.)

At The Design Museum in London, a more "rainbow-hued version of the Barbie universe". 

Right-leaning public interest groups have filed a barrage of federal lawsuits intended to dismantle long-standing corporate and government programs that consider race in job placement. With an alleged goal of “complete race neutrality” (a view of radical equality that, for example, lawyers for the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty think is “in line with the Declaration of Independence”) litigants are chippping away at the use of affirmative action across America.  

As we wind down Pride Month 2024, a look at how queer theory apples to urban design: as theory and practice grows more empathetic towards the needs of its diverse stakeholders, queer urban design brings a broad and holistic shift to understanding identity and community in publicly inhabited spaces, challenging traditional (and often rigid) methods of city planning by applying more inclusive criteria to reflect fluidity and interconnectedness. 

Longevity, by Design: Apple has published a 24-page document outlining its key principles for designing hardware that endures.

Manchester City released a brand-new club font to use on the player’s shirts. But instead of tapping the skills of renowned typeface firms who routinely work with sports teams and brands, the Premier League champions asked former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher to submit a brief. So he did! And the crowd went wild.

Designer Vivienne Westwood’s personal wardrobe goes to auction.

The UK's Design Council has announced a plan to upskill one million designers for the green transition by 2030. Their report, A Blueprint for Renewal: Design and Technology Education, was published with a group of 20 design and education organizations. 

The Peabody-award nominated audio documentarians at Scene on Radio have just dropped CAPITALISM. A full season, a dozen or so episodes, exploring the world's dominant economic system -- how people shaped it over time and what to do about it now that more and more people see capitalism as the problem, not the solution. Produced by host/producer John Biewen with co-host Design Observer’s Ellen McGirt and story editor Loretta Williams, among other amazing collaborators.  The trailer is here; find it wherever you get your podcasts.

Speaking of AI, Kevin Bethune would like a word with Adobe. 



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