Debbie Millman | Design Matters with Debbie Millman
King Princess
Dana Arnett + Kevin Bethune | The Design of Business | The Business of Design
S10E10: Kunal Kapoor
Kaleena Sales + Omari Souza | The Design of Business | The Business of Design
S10E9.5: Minisode
Victoria Solan | Essay
Meet Me Under the Bents
Susan Yelavich | Books
Beings: Unruly Things, Golems, Cyborgs
Elle Luna | Report
Report from a Japanese Maid Café
Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt | Audio
S9E2: Melanie Keen
The Editors | Watch This Space
Design Observer Community Session: Barbara Glauber
Adrian Shaughnessy | Books
Impact
William Drenttel | Essays
Learning from Las Vegas: The Book That (Still) Takes My Breath Away
The Editors | Books
Self-Reliance
Scott Berkun | Books
The Powerful Decide
Tom Vanderbilt | Essays
Small Worlds
Angela Riechers | Essays
Hot Ticket
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Standard Operating Procedure
Connect 4 | Audio
Min Lew and Zaiah Sampson: Finding Your Creative Voice
Jessica Helfand | Audio
S9E01: Ellen Mirojnick
Susan Morris | Essays
Design + Architecture at SXSW
The Editors | Terms of Service
Terms of Service: February Edition
Alexandra Lange | Opinions
Why Nicolai Ouroussoff Is Not Good Enough
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Lessons from the High Line
Alice Twemlow | Essays
Graphic Design at the Museum
Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt | Audio
S9E3: Astra Taylor
Francisco Laranjo | Essays
Critical Graphic Design: Critical of What?
Adam Harrison Levy | Essays
Jump Cut: Thoughts on Editing
Bryan Finoki | Essays
Architecture vs. the People
Jessica Helfand | Essays
The Not-So-Golden Age of Zero Tolerance
Connect 4 | Audio
Victor Newman and Ana Amaro: Becoming an Animator


Observed


Corn husks were just the start: a Mexican designer in London writes his own rules. [JH]

Wieden+Kennedy London launches standalone branding and design studio—called—NOT Wieden+Kennedy. (Play their logo generator yourself, here.) [JH]

Inclusive design, at Microsoft. [JH]

Best design stories of 2022, from The Guardian. [JH]

Penmanship, cursive, handwriting—what’s the point? [JH]

Set on half an acre in the lovely hamlet of High Falls, New York, the studio that once served Marc Chagall is for sale. [JH]

After escaping from a creatively-repressed and unsatisfactory graphic design career, Sticht became a public safety officer at the University of Rochester. (There’s hope for us all!) [JH]

Weird and wonderful artifacts, via Jason Kottke. [JH]

Design fiction—a speciulative pracrtice that combines science fiction, design thinking, and foresight—might be the next innovation in business. [JH]

For the love of drawing. [JH]

Design and sex. [JH]

Design nerds—rejoice! [JH]

In the latest issue of Print, Paul Sahre discusses his grammy nomination with Debbie Millman. [JH]

Both standard and limited collector’s editions of MuirMcNeil’s System Process Form are now available at Volume, together with a range of uniquely seductive rewards.

Also from Volume: a never-before-seen selection of Paul Burgess photographs documenting the British band, Pulp. Compiled by Burgess and Louise Colbourne, This Is Hardcore is available for pre-purchase now. [JH]

We were sad to hear that the visionary George Lois, died last week. He was 91. [BV]

Chicago Design Through the Decades opens today and runs through the end of the year. The project starts with Art Deco in the 1920s and goes through the 2020s with digital portraits produced using neural networks. [BV]

Art and immersion, according to David Hockney. In London, through April. [JH]

Striking art and design faculty at Parsons and The New School make headlines—as they should. [JH]

Wakanda Forever‘s costumes represent a coming together of cultures. [BV]

Japandi! [JH]

Memorials are retrospective but also aspirational: They are statements about who we mourn and prescriptions for how we mourn; in a way, they are self-portraits. [JH]



Jobs | February 01