Observations: Year One (2018-2019)

Illustrative risograph texture

Observations is my blog about things around me: people on the street, art and design, politics, and music. I write it as a series of daily lists.

I’ve written Observations every day since July 17, 2018, and now, to mark its first anniversary, I’m printing a chapbook: Observations: Year One.

The book distills the blog. It takes 410 nuggets of life from the past year and connects them in new ways. And it pairs each week with a mesmerizing risograph illustration by Lauren Gallagher.

Animated image displaying spreads and front and back covers of the book

I learned a lot from the past year of writing Observations. I learned that little things can feel important when you give them space of their own. And that noticing begets more noticing. When you pay attention to a few things, other things reveal themselves to you.

I love writing the blog and I hope you enjoy the book!

Thank you
Spencer

Cover of Observations: Year One

Observations: Year One (2018-2019)

  • 144 pages
  • 52 illustrations
  • Designed by Lauren Gallagher
  • Paperback (5.5in x 8.5in)
  • ISBN: 978-0-578-53430-5
  • Printed in the United States
  • Edition of 300 (signed)
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