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Marriage on the Street Corners of Tehran
TITLE: Marriage on the Street Corners of Tehran
AUTHOR: Nadia Shahram
PUBLISHER: Unhooked Books

DESIGNER: Julian Leon
ART DIRECTOR: Julian Leon
DESIGN FIRM: The Missive



Max Baer and The Star of David: A Novel
TITLE: Max Baer and The Star of David: A Novel
AUTHOR: Jay Neugeboren
PUBLISHER: Mandel Vilar Press

DESIGNER: Lindsay Starr



Measuring Shadows
TITLE: Measuring Shadows
AUTHOR: Raz Chen-Morris
PUBLISHER: Penn State University Press

DESIGNER: Regina Starace
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Jennifer Norton
DESIGN FIRM: Penn State University Press



Mercury
TITLE: Mercury
AUTHOR: Author: Margot Livesey / Editor: Jennifer Barth
PUBLISHER: Harper

DESIGNER: Robin Bilardello



Minor Characters Have Their Day
TITLE: Minor Characters Have Their Day
AUTHOR: Jeremy Rosen
PUBLISHER: Columbia University Press

ART DIRECTOR: Julia Kushnirsky



Mister Monkey
TITLE: Mister Monkey
AUTHOR: Author: Francine Prose / Editor: Terry Karten
PUBLISHER: Harper

DESIGNER: Milan Bozic



Modern Lovers
TITLE: Modern Lovers
AUTHOR: Emma Straub
PUBLISHER: Riverhead Books

DESIGNER: Rachel Willey
ART DIRECTOR: Helen Yentus



MOMENTAUFNAHME
TITLE: MOMENTAUFNAHME
AUTHOR: Kevin Kremer, Miriam Rieger, Nathalie Kennepol, Laura Ostermeier
PUBLISHER: Self Published

DESIGN FIRM: Mediadesign Hochschule M_nchen



Money Changes Everything: How Finance Made Civilization Possible
TITLE: Money Changes Everything: How Finance Made Civilization Possible
AUTHOR: William N. Goetzmann
PUBLISHER: Princeton University Press

DESIGNER: Chris Ferrante
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Maria Lindenfeldar



Monologue
TITLE: Monologue
AUTHOR: Jon Macks
PUBLISHER: Blue Rider Press

DESIGNER: Spencer Kimble
ART DIRECTOR: Jason Booher



Monsters in Appalachia
TITLE: Monsters in Appalachia
AUTHOR: Sheryl Monks
PUBLISHER: West Virginia University Press

DESIGNER: Than Saffel
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Than Saffel
ART DIRECTOR: Than Saffel
DESIGN FIRM: WVU Press



Moonglow
TITLE: Moonglow
AUTHOR: Author: Michael Chabon / Editor: Jennifer Barth
PUBLISHER: Harper

DESIGNER: Adalis Martinez



Mulheres no poder (Women in power)
TITLE: Mulheres no poder (Women in power)
AUTHOR: Schuma Schumaher and Antonia Ceva
PUBLISHER: Edi__es de Janeiro

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Raquel Matsushita
DESIGN FIRM: Entrelinha Design



Murder Aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2
TITLE: Murder Aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2
AUTHOR: Stephen Murray
PUBLISHER: Self Published

ART DIRECTOR: Cynthia Carbajal
DESIGN FIRM: Imagine Communications



My Father, The Pornographer
TITLE: My Father, The Pornographer
AUTHOR: Chris Offutt
PUBLISHER: Atria Books

DESIGNER: Jamie Keenan
ART DIRECTOR: Albert Tang



New Orleans Review 42 Shakespeare
TITLE: New Orleans Review 42 Shakespeare
AUTHOR: Mark Yakich and Hillary Eklund
PUBLISHER: Loyola University

DESIGNER: Nancy Bernardo
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Nancy Bernardo
ART DIRECTOR: Nancy Bernardo
DESIGN FIRM: Decorative Debris



Nietzsche
TITLE: Nietzsche
AUTHOR: Heinrich Mann
PUBLISHER: Tr_s Estrelas

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



Night at the Fiestas
TITLE: Night at the Fiestas
AUTHOR: Kirstin Valdez Quade
PUBLISHER: W.W. Norton

DESIGNER: Yang Kim
ART DIRECTOR: Steve Attardo



Ninth City Burning
TITLE: Ninth City Burning
AUTHOR: J Patrick Black
PUBLISHER: Penguin Random House

DESIGNER: Adam Auerbach
ART DIRECTOR: Anthony Ramondo/Adam Auerbach



Not Just Jane
TITLE: Not Just Jane
AUTHOR: Author: Shelley DeWees / Editor: Hannah Wood
PUBLISHER: Harper

DESIGNER: Joanne O'Neill



O amor dos homens avulsos [The love of the loose men]
TITLE: O amor dos homens avulsos [The love of the loose men]
AUTHOR: Victor Heringer
PUBLISHER: Companhia das Letras

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



O Ano da Lebre
TITLE: O Ano da Lebre
AUTHOR: Arto Paasilinna
PUBLISHER: Bertrand Brasil

DESIGNER: Angelo Allevato Bottino



Oh Dio Mio (O God)
TITLE: Oh Dio Mio (O God)
AUTHOR: Anat Gov
PUBLISHER: Giuntina, Italy

DESIGNER: Ada Rothenberg
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Ada Rothenberg
ART DIRECTOR: Ada Rothenberg
DESIGN FIRM: Ada Rothenberg Design



Old Records Never Die
TITLE: Old Records Never Die
AUTHOR: Eric Spitznagel
PUBLISHER: Plume

DESIGNER: John Gall
ART DIRECTOR: Jason Booher



On Directing Film
TITLE: On Directing Film
AUTHOR: David Mamet
PUBLISHER: Penguin

DESIGNER: Christopher Sergio
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Paul Buckley
ART DIRECTOR: Roseanne Serra
DESIGN FIRM: Christopher Sergio Design



On Friendship
TITLE: On Friendship
AUTHOR: Nehamas
PUBLISHER: Basic Books

DESIGNER: Nicole Caputo
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Nicole Caputo
ART DIRECTOR: Nicole Caputo



On Living
TITLE: On Living
AUTHOR: Kerry Egan
PUBLISHER: Riverhead Books | Penguin Random House

DESIGNER: Ben Denzer
ART DIRECTOR: Helen Yentus
DESIGN FIRM: Penguin Art Group



On Trails
TITLE: On Trails
AUTHOR: Robert Moor
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

DESIGNER: Jim Tierney
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Jackie Seow
ART DIRECTOR: Alison Forner



Open For Business, Building the New Cuban Economy
TITLE: Open For Business, Building the New Cuban Economy
AUTHOR: Richard E. Feinberg
PUBLISHER: Brookings Institution Press

DESIGNER: Anne Masters
ART DIRECTOR: Anne Masters
DESIGN FIRM: Anne Masters Design, Inc



Orchid
TITLE: Orchid
AUTHOR: Jim Endersby
PUBLISHER: University of Chicago Press

DESIGNER: Ryan Li
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Jill Shimabukuro
ART DIRECTOR: Jill Shimabukuro



ORDINARY PEOPLE WHO AREN_T
TITLE: ORDINARY PEOPLE WHO AREN_T
AUTHOR: By CHARLES A. WELLS, JR.
PUBLISHER: Charles A. Wells, Jr. / Periwinkle Princess Press

DESIGNER: Frank M. Addington
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Frank M. Addington
ART DIRECTOR: Frank M. Addington
DESIGN FIRM: addington design



Our Republican Constitution
TITLE: Our Republican Constitution
AUTHOR: Author: Randy E. Barnett / Editor: Eric Meyers
PUBLISHER: Harper

DESIGNER: Joanne O'Neill



Our wound is not so recent
TITLE: Our wound is not so recent
AUTHOR: Alain Badiou
PUBLISHER: Polity Books

DESIGNER: Ana Boavida
DESIGN FIRM: FBA.



Overcomplicated
TITLE: Overcomplicated
AUTHOR: Samuel Arbesman
PUBLISHER: Current | Penguin Random House

DESIGNER: Karl Spurzem
ART DIRECTOR: Christopher Sergio
DESIGN FIRM: Penguin Art Group



Owls Do Cry
TITLE: Owls Do Cry
AUTHOR: Janet Frame
PUBLISHER: Counterpoint

DESIGNER: Kelly Winton



Parable of the Sower, Parable of the Talents
TITLE: Parable of the Sower, Parable of the Talents
AUTHOR: Octavia Butler/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



Pela luz dos olhos teus [By the Light of Your Eyes]
TITLE: Pela luz dos olhos teus [By the Light of Your Eyes]
AUTHOR: Vinicius de Moraes
PUBLISHER: Companhia das Letras

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



Penguin Galaxy Series (Dune | 2001: A Space Odyssey | Neuromancer | Stranger in a Strange Land | The Left Hand of Darkness | The Once and Future King)
TITLE: Penguin Galaxy Series (Dune | 2001: A Space Odyssey | Neuromancer | Stranger in a Strange Land | The Left Hand of Darkness | The Once and Future King)
AUTHOR: Frank Herbert | Arthur C. Clarke | William Gibson | Robert A. Heinlein | Ursula K. Le Guin | T. H. White
PUBLISHER: Penguin Classics | Penguin Random House

DESIGNER: Alex Trochut
ART DIRECTOR: Paul Buckley
DESIGN FIRM: Penguin Art Group



Penguin Orange (Twelve Years a Slave|The Broom of the System|East of Eden|White Noise|The Joy Luck Club|The Snow Leopard|One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest|The Crucible|On the Road|Ceremony|We Have Always Lived in the Castle|The Call of Cthulhu)
TITLE: Penguin Orange (Twelve Years a Slave|The Broom of the System|East of Eden|White Noise|The Joy Luck Club|The Snow Leopard|One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest|The Crucible|On the Road|Ceremony|We Have Always Lived in the Castle|The Call of Cthulhu)
AUTHOR: Solonom Northup | David Foster Wallace | John Steinbeck | Don Delillo | Amy Tan | Peter Matthiessen | Ken Kesey | Arthur Miller | Jack Kerouac | Leslie Marmon Silko | Shirley Jackson | H.P. Lovecraft
PUBLISHER: Penguin Classics | Penguin Random House

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



Penguin Worlds Sci-Fi Series
TITLE: Penguin Worlds Sci-Fi Series
AUTHOR: Various
PUBLISHER: Penguin

DESIGNER: La Boca
ART DIRECTOR: Richard Bravery
DESIGN FIRM: La Boca



Peter Arno
TITLE: Peter Arno
AUTHOR: Michael Maslin (author) / Lucas Wittman (editor)
PUBLISHER: Regan Arts

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



Playing Dead
TITLE: Playing Dead
AUTHOR: Elizabeth Greenwood
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

DESIGNER: Alison Forner
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Jackie Seow



Poems That Make Grown Women Cry
TITLE: Poems That Make Grown Women Cry
AUTHOR: Anthony Holden and Ben Holden
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

DESIGNER: Jason Heuer
ART DIRECTOR: Jackie Seow
DESIGN FIRM: Jason Heuer Design



Political Theatre
TITLE: Political Theatre
AUTHOR: Mark Peterson
PUBLISHER: Steidl

DESIGNER: Mark Peterson, Gerhard Steidl, Bernard Fischer, David Shields
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Mark Peterson, Gerhard Steidl
DESIGN FIRM: Steidl / David Shields



Problems
TITLE: Problems
AUTHOR: Jade Sharma
PUBLISHER: Coffee House Press

DESIGNER: Karl Engebretson
ART DIRECTOR: Karl Engebretson



Purpose Built Young
TITLE: Purpose Built Young
AUTHOR: David Iskander
PUBLISHER: Self-published

DESIGNER: Gabe Ferreira



Pursuing Health in an Anxious Age
TITLE: Pursuing Health in an Anxious Age
AUTHOR: Bob Cutillo, MD
PUBLISHER: Crossway Books

DESIGNER: Tim Green
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Josh Dennis
DESIGN FIRM: Faceout Studio



Queen of Hearts
TITLE: Queen of Hearts
AUTHOR: Author: Colleen Oakes
PUBLISHER: HarperTeen, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

DESIGNER: Jenna Stempel
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Barb Fitzsimmons
ART DIRECTOR: Alison Klapthor



R*skins
TITLE: R*skins
AUTHOR: C. Richard King
PUBLISHER: University of Nebraska Press

DESIGNER: Gregg Deal
ART DIRECTOR: Nathan Putens



Radical Seafaring
TITLE: Radical Seafaring
AUTHOR: Andrea Grover, Alexander Dumbadze, Sasha Archibald, Dylan Gauthier
PUBLISHER: Parrish Art Museum/ Delmonico Books/ Prestel

DESIGNER: Eileen Boxer
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Eileen Boxer
DESIGN FIRM: Boxer Design



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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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