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
Jessica Helfand | My First Job
When Less Was More
Ellen Lupton | Terms of Service
Confidence Equity
Connect 4 | Audio
Eddie Opara and Tyriq Moore: How Do You Build Knowledge as a Designer?
Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt | Audio
S9E3: Astra Taylor
Adam Harrison Levy | Essays
The History of Being Found
Augusta Pownall | Books
Rational Simplicity: Rudolph de Harak, Graphic Designer
| Books
The New Art of Making Books
The Editors | Terms of Service
Terms of Service: February Edition
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
The Politics of Desire and Looting
Jason Hill | Books
Artist as Reporter
Francisco Laranjo | Essays
The Whitney Identity: Responding to W(hat)?
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Lessons from the High Line
Bryan Finoki | Essays
Architecture vs. the People
Connect 4 | Audio
Victor Newman and Ana Amaro: Becoming an Animator
Adrian Shaughnessy | Terms of Service
Pan Afrikan Design Institute
Laetitia Wolff | Essays
Design is Capital: Five Lessons I Learned from Lille
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Against Kickstarter Urbanism
| Books
Origins of Design Patents
Elle Luna | Report
Report from a Japanese Maid Café
Connect 4 | Audio
Kojo Boateng and Brian Jean: Making Decisions, Making Your Mark
Jessica Helfand | Essays
All Things Matter
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Kicked A Building Lately?
Jason Grant | Essays
Against Branding: Part 2 — Design and Happiness
Steven Heller | Opinions
Pinch Me! 
Is it Really Over?


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