07.06.15
Debbie Millman | Audio

Design Matters From The Archive: Marian Bantjes


Marian Bantjes is a designer, typographer, writer and illustrator working internationally from her base on a small island off the west coast of Canada, near Vancouver.

She is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI), and regularly speaks about her work and thoughts at conferences and events worldwide. Marian’s art and design crosses boundaries of time, style and technology. She is known for her detailed and lovingly precise vector art, her obsessive hand work, her patterning and ornament. Marian’s work has an underlying structure and formality that frames its organic, fluid nature. It is these combinations and juxtapositions that draw the interest of such a wide variety of designers and typographers, from experienced formalists to young students. 

An extensive monograph of her work, Pretty Pictures was published in 2013, to critical acclaim, and was named one of the best twenty art books in the past twenty years by Bookforum.

Posted in: Design Matters, Design Practice, Illustration, Typography


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