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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

John Foster: Focusing on the Masters

16 hours agoArts : Design Observer

A new approach to portraiture: John Foster on the Miaz Brothers

Bonnie Siegler: Dear Bonnie: Not Sure in Northern California

This week Dear Bonnie—our truth-telling advice column from Bonnie Siegler—on how to handle the silent treatment from a client.

The Editors: 50 Books/50 Covers 2013 Winners Announced

2013's submissions ranged from the conventional to the radical.

Adam Harrison Levy: Saul Leiter: Early Black And White

On the occasion of a new exhibition Adam Harrison Levy remembers a friend and the intimacy he captured

Rick Poynor: Posters by Hans Hillmann for Jean-Luc Godard's Films

Rick Poynor looks at the work of a master of cinematic graphic design

Adrian Shaughnessy: Identity Politics

On the eve of a historic vote for independence DO’s resident Scot explains his position

Adrian Shaughnessy: Just Say No

4 days agoArts : Design Observer

On the eve of a historic vote for independence DO’s resident Scot wants to remain British

John Foster: Rabanus Maurus: Poems of the Cross

Mathematical and geometric visual poems from a Benedictine abbot.

Erik Spiekermann: Ideas Come First

The observations of a graphic designer as client

Laura Tarrish: Hunter | Gatherer: The House

A house may not always be a home but it is an iconic shape.

John Foster: Dangerous Beauty

2 weeks agoArts : Design Observer

Stunning photographs of the Portuguese Man-of War.

Steven Heller: A Memory of Mickey

2 weeks agoArts : Design Observer

Steven Heller remembers Mildred Friedman, who passed away late Wednesday.

Adam Harrison Levy: An Interview with Picasso

2 weeks agoArts : Design Observer

On a Saturday morning in 1945 a young American soldier named Jerome Seckler climbed three flights of stairs to Pablo Picasso’s studio with the goal of being enlightened.

Jessica Helfand: La Grafica

2 weeks agoArts : Design Observer

That Louise Fili is a designer of spectacular talent is, of course, well-known.

Rick Poynor: Tracking the Locations of J.G. Ballard's Super-Cannes

2 weeks agoArts : Design Observer

A photo-essay on the futuristic marina and business park in the south of France that inspired Ballard’s disquieting fantasy about corporate crime

Observed: The Periodic Table

2 weeks agoArts : Design Observer

William Drenttel collected everything could get his hands on regarding the design and execution of the periodic table, and it's on view.

Jessica Helfand: To Thine Own Selfie Be True

2 weeks agoArts : Design Observer

Photographing oneself has become a singular pastime, an instantly rewarding yet indisputably time-sucking activity poised somewhere between narcotic and sport.

The Editors: Celebrating Labor Day

2 weeks agoArts : Design Observer

Thoughts about working from our contributors.

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