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The Cook Up
TITLE: The Cook Up
AUTHOR: D. Watkins
PUBLISHER: Grand Central Publishing

ART DIRECTOR: Elizabeth Connor



The Course of Love
TITLE: The Course of Love
AUTHOR: Alain de Botton
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

DESIGNER: Alison Forner
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Jackie Seow



The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
TITLE: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
AUTHOR: Phaedra Patrick
PUBLISHER: MIRA Books

DESIGNER: Jeff Miller
DESIGN FIRM: Faceout Studio



The Curse of Beauty
TITLE: The Curse of Beauty
AUTHOR: James Bone (author) / Alexis Gargagliano (editor)
PUBLISHER: Regan Arts

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



The Dark Flood Rises
TITLE: The Dark Flood Rises
AUTHOR: Margaret Drabble
PUBLISHER: Canongate Books

ART DIRECTOR: Rafaela Romaya



The Devils of Cardona
TITLE: The Devils of Cardona
AUTHOR: Matthew Carr
PUBLISHER: Riverhead Books | Penguin Random House

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



The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City
TITLE: The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City
AUTHOR: Margaret Creighton
PUBLISHER: W.W. Norton

DESIGNER: Jennifer Carrow
ART DIRECTOR: Eleen Cheung



The Essential Goethe
TITLE: The Essential Goethe
AUTHOR: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Edited by Matthew Bell
PUBLISHER: Princeton University Press

DESIGNER: Chris Ferrante
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Maria Lindenfeldar



The Fat Artist
TITLE: The Fat Artist
AUTHOR: Benjamin Hale
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

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



The Fermented Man
TITLE: The Fermented Man
AUTHOR: Derek Dellinger
PUBLISHER: Overlook Press

DESIGNER: Anthony Morais
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Anthony Morais
ART DIRECTOR: Anthony Morais
DESIGN FIRM: Anthony Morais



The Fixers
TITLE: The Fixers
AUTHOR: Julia Rabig
PUBLISHER: University of Chicago Press

DESIGNER: Brian Chartier
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Jill Shimabukuro
ART DIRECTOR: Jill Shimabukuro



The Fountainhead
TITLE: The Fountainhead
AUTHOR: Ayn Rand
PUBLISHER: Penguin Random House

DESIGNER: Leo Nickolls
ART DIRECTOR: Anthony Ramondo/Emily Osborne



The Frontal Lobe Syndrome - A Neuropsychiatric Challenge
TITLE: The Frontal Lobe Syndrome - A Neuropsychiatric Challenge
AUTHOR: Welmoed A. Krudop
PUBLISHER: Welmoed A. Krudop

DESIGNER: Paul Wolterink
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Paul Wolterink
ART DIRECTOR: Paul Wolterink
DESIGN FIRM: Paul Wolterink



The Girl Before
TITLE: The Girl Before
AUTHOR: Rena Olsen
PUBLISHER: Putnam

DESIGNER: Jaya Miceli
ART DIRECTOR: Monica Cordova



The Girl Before
TITLE: The Girl Before
AUTHOR: Rena Olsen
PUBLISHER: Putnam Books | Penguin Random House

DESIGNER: Jaya Miceli
ART DIRECTOR: Monica Cordova
DESIGN FIRM: Penguin Art Group



The Great William
TITLE: The Great William
AUTHOR: Theodore Leinwand
PUBLISHER: The University of Chicago Press

DESIGNER: Matt Avery
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Jill Shimabukuro
DESIGN FIRM: The University of Chicago Press



The Guineveres
TITLE: The Guineveres
AUTHOR: Sarah Domet
PUBLISHER: Flatiron Books

DESIGNER: Lauren Harms
ART DIRECTOR: Keith Hayes



The History of Great Things
TITLE: The History of Great Things
AUTHOR: Author: Elizabeth Crane / Editor: Laura Brown
PUBLISHER: Harper

DESIGNER: Robin Bilardello



The Hourglass Factory
TITLE: The Hourglass Factory
AUTHOR: Lucy Ribchester
PUBLISHER: Pegasus Books

DESIGNER: Jeff Miller
DESIGN FIRM: Faceout Studio



The House of God
TITLE: The House of God
AUTHOR: Samuel Shelm
PUBLISHER: Penguin Random House

DESIGNER: Colleen Reinhart
ART DIRECTOR: Anthony Ramondo/Emily Osborne



The Illustrated Walden
TITLE: The Illustrated Walden
AUTHOR: Henry David Thoreau
PUBLISHER: Tarcher Perigee

DESIGNER: Alison Forner
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Paul Buckley
ART DIRECTOR: Roseanne Serra/Jess Morphew



The Industries of the Future
TITLE: The Industries of the Future
AUTHOR: Alec Ross
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

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



The Last Days of Magic
TITLE: The Last Days of Magic
AUTHOR: Mark Tompkins
PUBLISHER: Viking Books | Penguin Random House

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



The Last of Her
TITLE: The Last of Her
AUTHOR: Kim Dana Kupperman
PUBLISHER: Jaded Ibis Press

DESIGNER: Eugenia Kim



The Last Tycoon
TITLE: The Last Tycoon
AUTHOR: F. Scott Fitzgerald
PUBLISHER: Can Publishing

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



The Life and Death of Sophie Stark
TITLE: The Life and Death of Sophie Stark
AUTHOR: Anna North
PUBLISHER: Plume

DESIGNER: Rachel Willey
ART DIRECTOR: Jason Booher



The Light Fantastic
TITLE: The Light Fantastic
AUTHOR: Sarah Combs/Nicole Raymond
PUBLISHER: Candlewick Press

DESIGNER: Matt Roeser
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Chris Paul



The Lost TIme Accidents
TITLE: The Lost TIme Accidents
AUTHOR: John Wray
PUBLISHER: Canongate Books

DESIGNER: Peter Adlington
DESIGN FIRM: Canongate Books



The Lost Time Accidents
TITLE: The Lost Time Accidents
AUTHOR: John Wray
PUBLISHER: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

DESIGNER: Janet Hansen
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Rodrigo Corral
ART DIRECTOR: Jennifer Carrow



The Love and Lemons Cookbook
TITLE: The Love and Lemons Cookbook
AUTHOR: Jeanine Donofrio
PUBLISHER: Avery Books | Penguin Random House

DESIGNER: Make & Matter
ART DIRECTOR: Andrea Ho
DESIGN FIRM: Penguin Art Group



The Lowland
TITLE: The Lowland
AUTHOR: Jhumpa Lahiri
PUBLISHER: Random House

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



The Major Refutation
TITLE: The Major Refutation
AUTHOR: Pierre Senges
PUBLISHER: Contra Mundum Press

DESIGNER: Sergio Aquindo & Alessandro Segalini



The Memory of Lemon
TITLE: The Memory of Lemon
AUTHOR: Judith Fertig
PUBLISHER: Penguin Random House

DESIGNER: Rita Frangie
ART DIRECTOR: Rita Frangie



The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez
TITLE: The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez
AUTHOR: Robin Yardi
PUBLISHER: Carolrhoda Books

DESIGNER: Emily Harris
DESIGN FIRM: Lerner Publishing Group



The Mother
TITLE: The Mother
AUTHOR: Author: Yvvette Edwards / Tracy Sherrod
PUBLISHER: Harper

DESIGNER: Robin Bilardello



The Mothers
TITLE: The Mothers
AUTHOR: Brit Bennett
PUBLISHER: Riverhead Books | Penguin Random House

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



The Night of the Cat's Return
TITLE: The Night of the Cat's Return
AUTHOR: Chanho Song
PUBLISHER: Autumn Hill Books

DESIGNER: Justin Angeles
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Justin Angeles
ART DIRECTOR: Justin Angeles
DESIGN FIRM: Justin Angeles



The Nordic Theory of Everything
TITLE: The Nordic Theory of Everything
AUTHOR: Author: Anu Partanen / Editor: Gail Winston
PUBLISHER: Harper

DESIGNER: Milan Bozic



The Other Side of the World
TITLE: The Other Side of the World
AUTHOR: Stephanie Bishop
PUBLISHER: Atria Books

DESIGNER: Donna Cheng
ART DIRECTOR: Albert Tang



THE PASSION OF MADEMOISELLE S.
TITLE: THE PASSION OF MADEMOISELLE S.
AUTHOR: JEAN YVES BERTHAULT
PUBLISHER: RANDOM HOUSE; SPIEGEL & GRAU

DESIGNER: GABRIELE WILSON
ART DIRECTOR: GREG MOLLICA



The Past
TITLE: The Past
AUTHOR: Author: Tessa Hadley / Editor: Jennifer Barth
PUBLISHER: Harper

DESIGNER: Robin Bilardello



The Pelican Shakespeare (King Lear | Hamlet | A Midsummer Night's Dream | Julius Caesar | Twelfth Night | Othello | The Taming of the Shrew | Romeo and Juliet | The Tempest | Macbeth)
TITLE: The Pelican Shakespeare (King Lear | Hamlet | A Midsummer Night's Dream | Julius Caesar | Twelfth Night | Othello | The Taming of the Shrew | Romeo and Juliet | The Tempest | Macbeth)
AUTHOR: William Shakespeare
PUBLISHER: Penguin Classics | Penguin Random House

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



The Plague and I; Anybody Can Do Anything; Onions in the Stew
TITLE: The Plague and I; Anybody Can Do Anything; Onions in the Stew
AUTHOR: Betty MacDonald
PUBLISHER: University of Washington Press

DESIGNER: Thomas Eykemans



The Poser
TITLE: The Poser
AUTHOR: Jacob Rubin
PUBLISHER: PenguinRandomHouse

DESIGNER: Will Staehle



The Prince of Mars
TITLE: The Prince of Mars
AUTHOR: James Thompson
PUBLISHER: James Thompson

DESIGNER: Sarah Bianchi
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Sarah Bianchi
ART DIRECTOR: Sarah Bianchi
DESIGN FIRM: Sarah Bianchi Design



The Principia
TITLE: The Principia
AUTHOR: Isaac Newton, translated by I. Bernard Cohen and Anne Whitman
PUBLISHER: University of California Press

DESIGNER: Lia Tjandra
ART DIRECTOR: Lia Tjandra
DESIGN FIRM: University of California Press



The Regional Office is Under Attack
TITLE: The Regional Office is Under Attack
AUTHOR: Manuel Gonzales
PUBLISHER: Riverhead Books | Penguin Random House

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



The Science of Sherlock Holmes
TITLE: The Science of Sherlock Holmes
AUTHOR: E. J. Wagner
PUBLISHER: Fall River Press

DESIGNER: David Ter-Avanesyan
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Jo Obarowski
ART DIRECTOR: Elizabeth Mihaltse Lindy



The Secret War
TITLE: The Secret War
AUTHOR: Author: Max Hastings / Editor: Jonathan Jao
PUBLISHER: Harper

DESIGNER: Milan Bozic



The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins
TITLE: The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins
AUTHOR: Irvine Welsh / Vintage International
PUBLISHER: Vintage

DESIGNER: Isabel Urbina Pe_a
ART DIRECTOR: Megan Wilson



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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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