03.31.15
Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand | Audio

The Observatory: Land, Rand, Mad Men


On this episode, Michael and Jessica talk about a panel they participated in at Everything Is Design, the Paul Rand exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, plus the return of Mad Men and the fate of photography giants Kodak and Polaroid.

Also discussed:
Colorforms
Daniel Lewandowski’s Paul Rand site
Mad Men S1E13: The Wheel on Netflix
The New York Times article and video on the future of Kodak
Polaroidland, a site by Instant author Christopher Bonanos
The Mad Men monument by Pentagram partners Lorenzo Apicella, Michael Bierut, and Emily Oberman.

 
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Posted in: Books, Design Practice, Ideas, Photography, The Observatory, TV + Radio


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Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand Jessica Helfand, a founding editor of Design Observer, is an award-winning graphic designer and writer. A former contributing editor and columnist for Print, Eye and Communications Arts magazine, she is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale and a recent laureate of the Art Director’s Hall of Fame. Jessica received both her BA and MFA from Yale University where she has taught since 1994. In 2013, she won the AIGA medal.

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