Marian Bantjes is a typographer, designer, artist and writer. Working from a small island off the west coast of Canada, her personal and obsessive work has brought her international recognition. Her work has been published in books and magazines around the world and is included in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. In 2010, she spoke at the reknowned TED Conference and in 2008, she was accepted as a member of the prestigious international design organization, Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).
In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Marian Bantjes discusses her new book, I Wonder (Monicelli and Thames & Hudson), hanging out and blogging on Speak Up, her shift from typesetter to famous designer, ornament, secrets, cipher, coded text, causing pain to type purists and the importance of putting good work into the public sphere. More about her book here.