Dmitri Siegel is currently the Executive Director of Marketing for Urban Outfitters where he oversees creative, marketing and e-commerce for the brand in North America. Dmitri has published and lectured widely on the topics of design, technology and digital culture.


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Dmitri Siegel is currently the Executive Director of Marketing for Urban Outfitters where he oversees creative, marketing and e-commerce for the brand in North America. Dmitri has published and lectured widely on the topics of design, technology and digital culture. His writing has been featured in Dot Dot Dot, Émigré and Creative Review among others. His work was included in the National Design Triennial at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and the International Biennale of Graphic Design. Dmitri a critic at the Rhode Island School of Design in the graudate program in Graphic Design. He earned his MFA in Graphic Design at Yale University. Green Patriot Posters is his first book.

Dmitri Siegel
Destroy This Book
11.22.10

The Green Patriot Posters project looked to the graphic design and artistic communities for ways to invigorate and mobilize people to remake our economy for a more sustainable future.


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Lost In the Supermarket
09.10.09

Dmitri Siegel gets lost in the Supermarket and encounters incredibly grippy toothbushes, spouts, nozzles, Thorstein Veblen and Adolf Loos.


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Paper, Plastic, or Canvas?
01.20.09

Dmitri Siegel explores the explosive popularity of canvas totes and the history of the plastic bags they aim to replace. From Anya Hindmarch to Ireland's PlasTax, Siegel examines the role of design in sustainability.


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Design by Numbers
10.15.08

Dmitri Siegel discusses Stephen Baker's new book The Numerati and how data-mining and personalized content may impact design.


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Credit Where Credit Is Due...Or Not
05.19.08

Dmitri Siegel explores the various practices of design attribution.


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Learning from North Philadelphia
01.27.08

Dmitri Siegel visits Venturi, Scott Brown and Izenour's post-modern classic Guild House in Philadelphia and rereads Learning from Las Vegas.


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Taking Things Seriously II
12.13.07



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Designers and Dilettantes
09.18.07

Dmitri Siegel discusses graphic design authorship and the impending release of Elliott Earls' new film, The Sarany Motel.


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Andrea Crews: Fashion Provocateur
06.03.07

Dmitri Siegel writes about Parisian fashion/art collective Andrea Crews.


Dmitri Siegel
The New New Typography
03.29.07

French design duo Vier5 make new typography. The author raises questions about modernism and typography.


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Interface Space
02.01.07

Contemporary artists make physical versions of interface elements.


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M...O...T...I...O...N
12.04.06

The work of directors PES and Kris Moyes leads to a discussion of the history of stop motion animation.


Dmitri Siegel
More Rules
10.01.06

The artwork for Beck's new album The Information immediately brings to mind the work of Sol LeWitt and the question of where the creative act is situated: in making the work or making the rules.


Dmitri Siegel
World 6.0: Same as the Old World?
08.17.06

Edward Castronova's recent book Synthetic Worlds: The Business and Culture of Online Games sheds some light on the increasingly tangled relationship between MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Games) and the game of life.


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Please CARE
07.23.06

CARE is a four-step process for learning design. Building a strong process is the best way to prepare students for the complex, collaborative work of the designer.


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Designing Our Own Graves
06.27.06

What will be the role of the designer in a truly do-it-yourself economy? The more that our economy runs on people doing-it-themselves, the more people will demand opportunities to do so, and the more graphic designers will have to adapt their methods.


Dmitri Siegel
It Takes a Nation of Lawyers to Hold Us Back
05.04.06

When the Smithsonian Institution recently announced a deal with Showtime to create a joint venture called Smithsonian Networks, documentary filmmakers and free-speech advocates were outraged by the prospect of a single corporation having exclusive rights to a public trust. This Smithsonian/Showtime arrangement demonstrates how thorny intellectual property and copyright law has become.


Dmitri Siegel
Broadcast vs. Broadband
03.09.06

Viral video is on the rise, spreading from broadband to broadcast and back again. What are the opportunities for designers in this new genre?


Dmitri Siegel
Bartleby™
12.11.05

In his classic story of Wall Street,
Bartleby the Scrivener, Herman Melville recounts the tale of a humble copyist employed by the story's narrator. Could Bartleby's perfectly crafted refrain be the appropriate response to a world where every choice and configuration has been designed?

Dmitri Siegel
Mysterious Disappearance of Carol Hersee
01.03.05

The story of Carol Hersee's portrait as Test Card F: since it first appeared in 1967 on BBC2, Carol's face has been on-air for over 70,000 hours.