1. James Welling, fine art photographer:

    http://jameswelling.net

    Great use of color and abstraction in Welling’s ‘Glass House’ series (yes, Phillip Johnson’s) and in his iconic Flower photograms.

    Welling’s 2010 cover for The NYTimes Magazine.

  2. Andrew Moore’s Detroit.

    Hauntingly beautiful.

    http://www.andrewlmoore.com

  3. The NYTimes Magazine’s Detroit.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/13/magazine/the-post-post-apocalyptic-detroit.html?ref=magazine

    Through ‘rose-colored glasses’ was the concept by director of photography Kathy Ryan. Her inspiration was to take a little bit of James Welling’s coloring with the expertise of Andrew Moore’s photography of Detroit. This was not the story of ruins, but an optimistic, forward looking piece. (See previous posts for Welling and additional Moore)

    Photograph by Andrew Moore.

    http://www.andrewlmoore.com

    Design direction by Gail Bichler.

    Cover design by Jason Sfetko. 

    http://www.jasonsfetko.com

    Love his use of Circular’s alternate ‘r’. Circular is the typeface designed by Laurenz Brunner (of Akkurat fame) at Lineto.

    http://lineto.com

    Lastly, my map of downtown Detroit referencing Claude Martel’s design from the NYTImes Mag from its ‘Masterplan’ issue post-9/11 in 2002.

  4. International indie publishing / Summer ‘14:

    some great new ones:

    German art book publisher Hatje Cantz’s Candide

    http://www.hatjecantz.de/candide-journal-for-architectural-knowledge-5434-1.html

    Slanted, also from Germany:

    http://www.slanted.de

    The Gourmand out of the UK:

    http://thegourmand.co.uk

    Human Being Journal by Need Supply Co. out of Richmond, VA:

    http://blog.needsupply.com/2013/09/18/human-being-journal-issue-3/

    Colors published by Fabrica in Italy:

    http://www.colorsmagazine.com

    and Wax mag from Brooklyn:

    http://readwax.com

  5. Saturdays Magazine: the OG / NYC surf mag, as far as i know …

    A beautifully designed and curated publication with a bookish feel (no ads i think). Some pages from issues 2 and 3.

    Creative direction and editor: Colin Tunstall

    http://www.saturdaysnyc.com

  6. Compelling photo series of Ellar Coltrane for 8 of the 12 years in Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ film. 
Photographs by Matt Lankes
Published in the NYTimes Mag
http://boyhoodmovie.tumblr.com

    Compelling photo series of Ellar Coltrane for 8 of the 12 years in Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ film. 

    Photographs by Matt Lankes

    Published in the NYTimes Mag

    http://boyhoodmovie.tumblr.com

  7. Streets of NYC:

    Great new poster series from The Leftovers. Photography by TK

    A guerilla piece and some Star Wars / construction type.

  8. BABZ!: Bushwick Art Book & Zine Fair

    Great event put on by Blonde Art Books celebrating print!

    http://blondeartbooks.com/2014/06/24/2014-bushwick-art-book-zine-fair/

    New faves include:

    Melanie Bonajo

    http://www.melaniebonajo.com

    and Pau Mau Books. (great format of mini-booklets that unfold into larger poster)

    http://www.pauwaupublications.com/pages/books.html

  9. Sara Cwynar: 1 of 2

    Amazing book design (with pink edges!) and story:

    Sara designed this as a student and kickstarter’ed it years later and got it published by through Blonde Art Books. 

    Thanks to Sonel Breslav, founder of Blonde, who understands OCD book people and got me a copy ‘without fingerprints’! (her words)

    http://saracwynar.com

    http://blondeartbooks.com

  10. Sara Cwynar: 2 of 2

    Stimulated Landscapes is an oversized newsprint publication. A beautiful collection of collage and sequencing of imagery.

    http://saracwynar.com