Debbie Millman | Design Matters with Debbie Millman
Adam J. Kurtz
Lee Moreau + Natasha Jen | Audio
The Futures Archive S1E1: The Passport
Anezka Minarikova | Book
Clara Istlerová, Her Work and Life
Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt | The Design of Business | The Business of Design
S9E11: Avery Willis Hoffman
Robert Finkel + Shea Tillman | Books
The IBM Poster Program
Steven Heller | Essays
WAR! What’s it Really Good For?
Scott Berkun | Books
The Powerful Decide
James Biber | Essays
Vestige(s) of Empire
Jason Grant | Essays
Against Branding: Part 1 — Design and Conflict
Francisco Laranjo | Essays
Critical Graphic Design: Critical of What?
Debbie Millman | Audio
Celebrating Pride
Connect 4 | Audio
Forest Young and Sakinah Bell: Follow Your Curiosity, Find Your Inspiration
The Editors | Books
Self-Reliance
Jessica Helfand | My First Job
When Less Was More
Jason Grant | Essays
Against Branding: Part 2 — Design and Happiness
Jason Hill | Books
Artist as Reporter
Steven Heller | Essays
Incompetence Is a Skill
Kaleena Sales | Terms of Service
Teaching Black Designers
Ellen Lupton | Terms of Service
Confidence Equity
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Dot Supreme
Connect 4 | Audio
Jonathan Jackson and Avalon Garrick: Time for Change
| Books
The New Art of Making Books
Andrew Shea | Essays
Flies in Urinals: The Value of Design Disruptions
Jessica Helfand | Essays
Why Write About Graphic Design?
Connect 4 | Audio
Eddie Opara and Tyriq Moore: How Do You Build Knowledge as a Designer?
Adam Harrison Levy | Essays
The History of Being Found
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
The Politics of Desire and Looting
Bryan Finoki | Essays
Architecture vs. the People


Observed | October 01

Adnan Lotia recreates iconic album covers with ... Lego. [JH]

Designers Verònica Fuerte and Sebastián Londoño turn circles into an international design language. [JH]

Jim Jarmusch, collage artist. [JH]

Posted without comment. [JH]


Observed | September 24

For the ABC Science series Phenomena, the Australian artist and filmmaker Josef Gatti collaborated with the Australian composer Kim Moyes for an amalgamation of art and science exploring ‘naturally occurring patterns, and the fundamental forces of nature that create them’. [BV]

Jack Kerouac, book designer. [JH]

An exquisite memorial by the American artist Suzanne Firstenberg. [JH]




Observed | September 17

From Aunt Jemima to AI, How Racism Creeps Into Design: an insightful video from Bloomberg Equality. [JH]

The 40 winners of this year’s Posterheroes Becoming e-Quals competition have been announced. Congrats to all! [BV]

German artist Max Hattler finds inspiration in the immense size, muted colors, and relentless repetition of the facades of Hong Kong’s apartment high-rises. [BV]

Swatch Bharat—online collections of Indian native aesthetics, created to preserve artifacts disappearing due to globalization—has completed their eighth collection. Get inspired![BV]


Observed | September 10

Rachel Berger’s Shooter Box—an exhibition protesting the United States military’s use of Microsoft Xbox controllers as battle equipment—now on view at California College of the Arts. [JH]

Pantone No. 1837, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and a conspiracy theory about art and commerce. [JH]

Designing a better airport. [JH]

Revisiting a seminal guerilla signage project, twenty years later. [JH]


Observed | September 03

Everyone’s a (design) critic! The internet goes wild—not in a good way—for the cover art “design” for Drake’s new album. [JH]

A new graphic novel on censorship—from MITPress—gathers insights and highlights from a profession under attack. [JH]

Rebranding Chernobyl with a logo that decays over time. (Via Michael Bierut.) [JH]

Today we chase after information, without gaining knowledge. We take note of everything, without gaining insight. We communicate constantly, without participating in a community... This is how information develops a lifeform: inexistent and impermanent. [JH]



Jobs | October 19