How Paul Sahre’s 2017 memoir/monograph reminded me what it was like to love design.
Why a new publication from Nike appropriates the visual style of Marshall McLuhan's famous book.
Friday was my last day of the semester. How about some book recommendations?
On using technology to absolve us of responsibility
A passage from my favorite novel of 2023 (so far).
An accounting of the books I read in 2022.
Appreciating the writer’s prose.
What I'm thinking about lately and the differences between reading for pleasure and reading for work.
Reading Herbert Muschamp's essays in 2022 is like reading history being written.
The architect's new memoir captures many of the intersections that animate my work.
A list of every movie I watched in 2021.
A list of every book I read in 2021.
Considering the parallels between Barack Obama's memoir and Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton.
A list of every book I read in 2020.
Fantasyland and Evil Geniuses are books about American history but they are also books about design.
Some of my favorite books from the first half of 2020.
A list of every book I read in 2019.
David Reinfurt's A *New* Program for Graphic Design both simplifies and expands what graphic design can be.
Henry Cobb’s new monograph is everything I want in a designer monograph.
The mid-career retrospective on the multi-disciplinary creative director reveals the portrait of a new type of designer
Teju Cole and Fazal Sheik's new collaboration is an examination of human migration and an example of art for troubled times.
Reading Robert Caro in the age of Trump.
On what I've read this year and changes in my reading habits
On the latest episode of Scratching the Surface, I'm joined by the OMA partner.
On reading Design Observer for fifteen years and working on a new book
The design critic Alice Rawthorne's new book attempts to create a roadmap for the future of design.
What is the point of publishing a monograph?
The new monograph from Experimental Jetset plays with the form.
On finally reading Robert Caro's biography of New York's master builder.