Nancy Sharon Collins | Interview
Mount Street Printers
Debbie Millman | Design Matters with Debbie Millman
Dr. D’Wayne Edwards
Kaleena Sales + Omari Souza | The Design of Business | The Business of Design
S10E7.5: Minisode
Susan Morris | Essay
#NYFF2022: Landscape, Design Labor, + NY
Susan Morris | Essays
Design+ at Sundance, Slamdance, and the NYFF
Alexandra Lange | Essays
Lessons from the High Line
Jessica Helfand | My First Job
When Less Was More
The Editors | Books
Self-Reliance
Adam Harrison Levy | Essays
The History of Being Found
Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt | Audio
S9E3: Astra Taylor
Jason Grant | Essays
Against Branding: Part 2 — Design and Happiness
Laetitia Wolff | Essays
Design is Capital: Five Lessons I Learned from Lille
Steven Heller | Essays
The Thrill is Gone: A Collector’s Lament
Kaleena Sales | Terms of Service
Teaching Black Designers
| Books
Origins of Design Patents
Sean Adams | Books
How Design Makes Us Think
Francisco Laranjo | Essays
The Whitney Identity: Responding to W(hat)?
Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt | Audio
S9E4: Na Kim
Adrian Shaughnessy | Books
Impact
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
The Politics of Desire and Looting
Bryan Finoki | Essays
Architecture vs. the People
Connect 4 | Audio
Forest Young and Sakinah Bell: Follow Your Curiosity, Find Your Inspiration
The Editors | Watch This Space
Design Observer Community Session: Barbara Glauber
Ellen Lupton | Terms of Service
Confidence Equity
Jason Hill | Books
Artist as Reporter
Elle Luna | Report
Report from a Japanese Maid Café
Robert Finkel + Shea Tillman | Books
The IBM Poster Program
Debbie Millman | Audio
Celebrating Pride


Observed


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]

Sirenia, a new font from Felix Braden, is made up of organic shapes and ornamental curves. [BV]

Asia’s premier annual event on design, innovation and brands for illuminating conversations with global creative leaders: from 28 November to 3 December. [JH]

Shrink it and pink it: Karen Korellis Reuther explores gender bias in product design. [BV]

We‘re listening to Sketch Model, a new podcast hosted by our friend Sara Hendren that focuses on on engineering education and its need for the humanities and arts. [BV]

Design and ... cannabis? [JH]

Brad Pitt—yes, THAT brad Pitt—and his man cave (including Nick Cave) of fellow bros—we mean, artists. (Yes, you read that correctly). [JH]

Design and the cringe factor. [JH]

Bold! Domed! and ROUND! The new smart watch. From Google. [JH]

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]

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]



Jobs | December 08