Dana Arnett + Kevin Bethune | The Design of Business | The Business of Design
S10E5: Annie Atkins
Debbie Millman | Design Matters with Debbie Millman
Steven Heller
Rachel Lehrer + Lee Moreau | The Futures Archive
The Futures Archive S2E12: The Vibrator
Kaleena Sales + Omari Souza | The Design of Business | The Business of Design
S10E3.5: Minisode
| Books
Origins of Design Patents
Connect 4 | Audio
Min Lew and Zaiah Sampson: Finding Your Creative Voice
Jessica Helfand | Essays
All Things Matter
Connect 4 | Audio
Victor Newman and Ana Amaro: Becoming an Animator
Debbie Millman | Audio
Ping Zhu
Adrian Shaughnessy | Terms of Service
Pan Afrikan Design Institute
Laura Scherling | Essays
How Micromobility Vehicles are Redesigning Global Transportation Systems
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
Charles Dickens and The BBC
Elle Luna | Report
Report from a Japanese Maid Café
Steven Heller | Essays
WAR! What’s it Really Good For?
Sean Adams | Books
How Design Makes Us Think
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
Books. Still not dead.
Connect 4 | Audio
Eddie Opara and Tyriq Moore: How Do You Build Knowledge as a Designer?
Susan Morris | Essays
Design+ at Sundance, Slamdance, and the NYFF
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Against Kickstarter Urbanism
Andrew Shea | Essays
Flies in Urinals: The Value of Design Disruptions
Harriet Gridley | Terms of Service
Terms of Service: March Edition
The Editors | Terms of Service
Terms of Service: February Edition
Francisco Laranjo | Essays
The Whitney Identity: Responding to W(hat)?
| Books
Sign Painting
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Dot Supreme
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Kicked A Building Lately?
James Biber | Essays
Vestige(s) of Empire
Steven Heller | Essays
Incompetence Is a Skill


Observed | September 30

Adobe. Figma. TWENTY BILLION DOLLARS. Discuss! [JH]

Can a design studio democratize innovation? Sam’s Club thinks so. [JH]

A retrospective of the South African artist, William Kentridge opens at the Royal Academy in London this week, and runs through early December. [JH]

When the former President of Harvard pays attention to typography, it’s time to pay attention to her. [JH]


Observed | September 16

Eye candy? (Eye dairy?) Behold: the Barcelona Butter Chair! [JH]

A new exhibit at the Victoria & Albert museum reveals what objects people choose to repair—and how they want them fixed. [BV]


Observed | September 09

NYC is looking for volunteer artists to paint its garbage trucks. [JH]

Dezeen announces the 2022 award winners. [JH]

Artificial intelligence in the service of ... the skyscraper? [JH]

The Smithsonian announces the winners of the National Design Award. [JH]

Wellness—for designers. [JH]


Observed | August 13

Dizzying discs and obscene wordplay—revisiting Marcel Duchamp’s 1926 film debut. [BV]

For Ben Watson, who leads MillerKnoll, every great designer is an optimist. [JH]

Tina Charad—a Los Angeles-based South African by way of Britain—on the challenges of graphic in film. [JH]

Entertainment for the dog days of August: Focukups are digital mockups that show your work in, um, real conditions. [JH]


Observed | July 29

Conceptual magazine covers, and why they matter. [JH]


Observed | July 22

Deem is a design journal established upon the notion that design is fundamentally a shared experience that adds value to communities. [JH]

Fast Company shares its favorite design books of summer. [JH]

Design and surrealism, an exhibition at the London Design Museum. [JH]

Claes Oldenberg, the Swedish-born American Pop artist known for his monumental sculptures of everyday objects, has died. He was 93. [JH]

Manuhuia Barcham, Managing Director, Archetekt, will be the next head of the AIGA Board of Directors. [JH]


Observed | July 15

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About (Design And) Sex But Were Afraid To Ask. [JH]

“He’s even branched out into graphic design himself, with a little help from Naoto Fukasawa, in a bizarre collaboration that has yet to see the light of day.” Kanye West does design. (And doesn’t.) [JH]

Sreoshy Banerjea has been appointed by Mayor Eric Adams as the next Executive Director of the New York City Public Design Commission. [JH]

“He’s not just a designer,” Steve Jobs once said of Jonathan Ive, then-design director at Apple. “He has more operational power than anyone at Apple, except me.” [JH]


Observed | July 08

The American designer Arnold Skolnick who—Inspired by Matisse’s cutouts—created the iconic Woodstock poster in 1969, has died. He was 85. [JH]

Where graphic design meets architecture: Thonik’s new studio, in Amsterdam. [JH]

Marcus Fairs, the founder and editor-in-chief of Dezeen, has died. The well-known design journalist was 54. [JH]

2022 SEGD Award winners announced. [JH]


Observed | June 17

Molly Young reviews Alexandra Lange’s new book, Meet Me by the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall. (Read an excerpt here.) [JH]

Can you quantify creativity? [JH]

Zimbabwean born designer, visual artist, and educator Nontsikelelo Mutiti has been appointed the next Director of Graduate Studies in Graphic Design at Yale School of Art. [JH]



Jobs | October 07