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Debbie Millman
Gary Hustwit
07.01.14

Gary Hustwit is an independent filmmaker who has produced six feature documentaries, including Helvetica.

Debbie Millman
Noah Brier
Justin Zhuang
Monocle Magazine: A Singular View of the City
05.08.14

A monocle is a single eyeglass kept in position by the muscles around the eye. The same can be said of monocle Magazine, a publication fixated on how cities should all be built in style and for conspicuous consumption.

Rob Walker
Object in the News: The Face Privatizer
05.02.14

Tabloid-press subject Vanessa Stiviano makes fascinating (mis)use of a sun visor as media-age privatizer.

Alex Knowlton
Miami Nice
04.30.14

Alex Knowlton reviews this year's ADC Festival of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design in Miami Beach.

Alexandra Lange
Lucia Eames, 1930-2014
04.08.14

An appreciation of Lucia Eames (1930-2014).

Alexandra Lange
Criticism = Love
02.01.14

Why you have to love design to be a critic.

Alexandra Lange
Playing With Design: Fredun Shapur
Rick Poynor
The Compulsively Visual World of Pinterest
Alexandra Lange
Year of the Women
Alexandra Lange
L.A. Loves Deborah Sussman
11.08.13

A Kickstarter for an upcming exhibition on the wotk of Deborah Sussman in Los Angeles.

Alexandra Lange
Where We Work
Alexandra Lange
Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer, Freelancer
Alexandra Lange
Learning New Tricks
09.24.13

Harvard doesn't have any design courses, but I've found new friends in "material culture." What it's like for a critic to go back to school.

Alexandra Lange
Praise the Partner(s)
Alexandra Lange
The Fork and the World: Design 101
05.28.13

If you had to explain design to the uninitiated, where would you start?

Observed
Dual Perspective Videos
02.25.13

Two videos that show two stories happening simultaneously in different places to different people.

Alexandra Lange
Kicked A Building Lately?
Rob Walker
What Does ‘The Cover of Time’ Mean?
Debbie Millman
Jake Barton
12.14.12

In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Jake Barton discusses wanting to be a doctor, how he became a media designer and how to get people to interact.

Rob Walker
Tracking War Drones
12.13.12

Online projects that seek to make the drone war comprehensible.

Rob Walker
The Latest In Journo-Comics
Alexandra Lange
Shopping With Sandro, and Other Tumblr Delights
Alexandra Lange
Let’s Talk About Women in Architecture
Alexandra Lange
Critics Critical Criticism
08.21.12

Meta-criticism all over the blogosphere (but why only about books?)

Alexandra Lange
The Critical Olympics
07.31.12

What the best sports commentary does is just like criticism: it makes you care about the previously abstract.

Alexandra Lange
The Charismatic Megafauna of Design
06.15.12

Identifying the "charismatic megafauna" of design and the critical uses of their popularity.

Alexandra Lange
Introducing Strelka Press
06.09.12

On Strelka Press, a new "digital first" publisher of longform architecture and design criticism.

Michael Erard
What I Didn’t Write About When I Wrote About Quitting Facebook
11.23.11

The author writes about the genre you could call the Social Media Exile essay.

Tom Vanderbilt
Interface Time
08.15.11

Review of "Talk to Me" at Museum of Modern Art

Jessica Helfand, and Marvin Heiferman
On the Shoulders of Midgets: A Conversation About Reality TV
07.11.11

A conversation about reality TV with Marvin Heiferman and Jessica Helfand.

Jane Margolies
How to Start a Movement
06.13.11

Interview with movement entrepreneur Jeremy Heimans, founder of Purpose.com.

Rob Walker
On Radiolab: the Sound of Science
04.07.11

“Radiolab,” a public radio show that breaks from public radio sensibilities, not least in its striking sound.

Eva D. Blake
Design Observer Group Buys Huffington Post
04.01.11

This deal follows closely on the heels of the announcement in February that struggling AOL would buy Huffington, one of the most heavily visited news websites in the country.

Alexandra Lange
Reading Out Loud
03.07.11

The disappearing physical on-ramps to reading.

Meena Kadri
Yoza
02.22.11

Yoza stories are directed to African youth who are book-poor yet mobile-rich.

Debbie Millman
Milton Glaser Podcast Interview
10.12.10

An interview with Milton Glaser — graphic designer, illustrator, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and 2010 recipient of the National Medal of Arts.

Maria Popova
Malcolm Gladwell Is #Wrong
10.06.10

Response to Malcolm Gladwell's New Yorker magazine essay, "Small Change: Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted."

Jessica Helfand
The Real Skinny on the Real Skinny
09.07.10

The is the first of two essays on the visual nature of body image.

Alexandra Lange
Now What? Or, Beware Panels
04.27.10

Last night after I got back from The Changing State of the Design Press: Now What? I wrote a long crabby post about how boring it was, and also tweeted to that effect.

Alexandra Lange
Playground Apps
03.15.10

I wonder if the young, male inventors of foursquare haven’t missed a big market: moms.

Alexandra Lange
Why Nicolai Ouroussoff Is Not Good Enough
Alexandra Lange
The Mysteries of Retail
01.28.10

I don’t spend more than $100 easily and certainly not for something breakable, without function, or something for my kid that costs more than anything I own.

Julie Lasky
I.D.'s Executioners
01.07.10

Julie Lasky, shares her experience at ID magazine.

Andy Chen
The Value of Empathy
10.13.09

Andy Chen responds to the debate between David Stairs and Valerie Casey on the recent surge of social design activity.

Valerie Casey, and David Stairs
The Kindness of Strangers
10.01.09

Debate between graphic designer David Stairs and Designers Accord founder Valerie Casey about designers' roles and limits as social activists.

Andrew Sloat
Polling Place Photo Project
07.22.09

A retrospective of the Polling Place Photo Project, which asked American citizens to document the act of voting in all its glorious nationwide dissimilarity. Made in partnership with Winterhouse, co-sponsor of the Polling Place Photo Project. 2008

Andrew Sloat
Article 2 (for BHO)
07.22.09

Article 2 (for BHO) is a video short in honor of the historic swearing-in of our forty-fourth President, with the words Justice Roberts got mixed up on the big day. 2009

Andrew Sloat
More Perfect Union
07.22.09

More Perfect Union spells out the preamble to the United States Constitution with forty friends in a high school gym in New York City. 2007.

Andrew Sloat
22nd Amendment
07.22.09

22nd Amendment, was made in the twilight of Bush's second term, a reminder that sometimes the Constitution is our best friend. 2007

Debbie Millman
Dee Dee Gordon
05.15.09

Dee Dee Gordon is a renowned youth culture expert whose research has been featured in numerous media outlets including The New York Times Magazine.

Debbie Millman
Allan Chochinov
05.01.09

On this episode of Design Matters with Debbie Millman, Debbie speaks with Allan Chochinov, editor-in-chief of Core77.com, the widely read design website.

Mark Lamster
Curse of the Bambino Strikes Again!
04.16.09

Good Lord! Is the new house jinxed?

Debbie Millman
Dan Pink
04.10.09

Dan Pink is an entrepreneur, speaker and the author of three groundbreaking books on the changing dimensions of the workplace. 

Debbie Millman
Daniel Formosa
04.03.09

Daniel Formosa, a founder of Smart Design, is a member of the design team that developed IBM’s first personal computer, the OXO Good Grips kitchen tools and XM Satellite Radio. 

Debbie Millman
Gong Szeto
03.20.09

Former principal of the interaction design firm io360, Gong Szeto is Director of design and product design at Peak6 Investments.

Debbie Millman
Patrick Coyne
02.27.09

An interview with Patrick Coyne, editor of Communication Arts, with special guests Milton Glaser and Cheryl Heller.

Debbie Millman
Natalia Ilyin
02.20.09

Natalia Ilyin is a design critic and educator and ithe author of two books — Blonde Like Me, and Chasing the Perfect: Thoughts on Modernist Design in Our Time.

Debbie Millman
Joe Duffy + Nate Voss
02.13.09

The Reflex Blue's Nate Voss interviews Joe Duffy about his work for some of the most highly admired companies in the world, including Coca-Cola, Toyota and Sony. 

Mark Lamster
Roid Rage
02.08.09

The baseball world is up-in-arms over the revelations that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroid use a few years ago. My suggestion: move along, folks.

Debbie Millman
Steve Heller + Lita Talerico
02.06.09

Debbie Millman interviews Lita Talarico and Steven Heller, co-founders of the MFA Designer as Author program at the School of Visual Arts.

Debbie Millman
Neville Brody
01.16.09

An interview with former Face Magazine art director Neville Brody who has been at the forefront of design for more than two decades.

Debbie Millman
Jessica Helfand
01.09.09

Jessica Helfand discusses growing up in a family of collectors, her love of visual biography and why history should be more important to designers than it seems to be.

Debbie Millman
Robynne Raye + Michael Straussberger
04.18.08

Robynne Raye and Michael Straussberger are graphic designers and co-founders of the acclaimed Seattle-based firm Modern Dog.

Debbie Millman
Abbott Miller
03.28.08

An interview with Abbott Miller, Pentagram partner and an award-winning graphic designer and writer. Miller is also the art director of 2wice magazine.

Debbie Millman
Laurie Rosenwald
03.14.08

On this episode of Design Matters with Debbie Millman, Debbie talks with graphic designer, artist and actress Laurie Rosenwald.

Debbie Millman
Gordon Hull
03.07.08

An all-music show with DJ and designer Gordon Hull, co-founder of the firm Surface to Air.

Debbie Millman
Stefan Bucher
02.29.08

An interview with graphic designer, illustrator and Daily Monster creator Stefan Bucher.

Debbie Millman
Petrula Vrontikis
02.22.08

Petrula Vrontikis is a graphic designer and educator at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles.

Debbie Millman
Jonah Lehrer
02.15.08

Jonah Lehrer, editor-at-large for Seed Magazine, is also a contributor to NPR’s RadioLab. He is the author of Proust was a Neuroscientist.

Debbie Millman
Vaughan Oliver
02.08.08

Legendary graphic designer Vaughan Oliver is also an artist and the author of several books, including Exhibition/Exposition and This Rimy River.

Debbie Millman
Kurt Andersen
02.01.08

Kurt Andersen is an award-winning journalist, author and host of the Peabody-winning public radio program, Studio 360.

Debbie Millman
Eric Kandel
01.25.08

Nobel prize winner Eric Kandel is a psychiatrist, neuroscientist and professor of biochemistry and biophysics at Columbia University.
 

Debbie Millman
Chip Kidd
01.18.08

Book designer extraordinaire Chip Kidd is also the author of several books including The Cheese Monkeys and The Learners: A Novel.
 

Debbie Millman
Shepard Fairey
06.29.07

Designer and illustrator Shepard Fairey is the author of Supply and Demand: The Art of Shepard Fairey and Shepard Fairey: Post No Bills.

Debbie Millman
Bad Boys of Design IV
06.15.07

Designers Marc Alt, Mike Essl, Alberto Rigau and others.

Debbie Millman
Josh Liberson + Ethan Trask
06.08.07

Josh Liberson and Ethan Trask are designers and the founders of the firm Helicopter.

Debbie Millman
Alan Dye
06.01.07

An interview with former Kate Spade Design Director Alan Dye who is currently Creative Director at Apple.

Debbie Millman
Jan Wilker + Hjalti Karlsson
05.25.07

Jan Wilker and Hjalti Karlsson are partners in karlssonwilker and the authors of Tell Me Why.

Debbie Millman
Alice Twemlow
05.18.07

British-born Alice Twemlow is a design critic and the author of What Is Graphic Design For? She also chairs the Design Criticism department at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

 

  

Debbie Millman
Luke Hayman
05.11.07

Previously Design Director at I.D. Magazine, Brill’s Content,Travel + Leisure, and New York Magazine, Luke Hayman is now a partner in the New York office of Pentagram.

Debbie Millman
Janet Froelich
04.20.07

An interview with Janet Froelich, former Creative Director at The New York Times Magazine, who is currently Design Director at Real Simple.

Debbie Millman
Barbara Kruger
04.13.07

An interview with American artist Barbara Kruger.

Debbie Millman
Jeffrey Keyton
04.06.07

An interview with Jeffrey Keyton, Senior Vice Ppresident, On-Air Design and Off-Air Creative, MTV.

Debbie Millman
Luba Lukova
03.30.07

An interview with award-winning illustrator Luba Lukova, whose work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Library of Congress and Bibliotheque Nationale in France. 

Debbie Millman
Not David Carson
03.16.07

A special interview about David Carson, featuring guest vocalist Simon Lince.

Debbie Millman
Jakob Trollback
03.09.07

On this episode of Design Matters with Debbie Millman, an interview with designer and filmmaker Jakob Trollback — who is also a DJ.

Debbie Millman
Andrea Deszo
03.02.07

An interview with designer, artist and educator Andrea Deszo.

Debbie Millman
Minda Gralnek
02.23.07

On this episode, Debbie Millman interviews Minda Gralnek, Executive Vice President for Creative Services at the Target Corporation.

Debbie Millman
Marty Neumeier
02.16.07

Marty Neumeier is a brand consultant and the author of Brand Gap, Zag and The Brand Dictionary.

Debbie Millman
Elliott Earls
02.09.07

On this episode, Debbie interviews designer and performance artist Elliott Earls, designer-in residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Debbie Millman
Doyald Young
02.02.07

Master typographer Doyald Young is also the author of The Art of the Letter, Logotypes, and Letterforms: Handlettered Logotypes and Other Typographic Considerations.

Debbie Millman
Designers, Writers + Magazines
01.26.07

A conversation with Print’s Joyce Rutter Kaye; Dwell’s Michela Abrahms; Barbara DeWilde of House Beautiful and Laetitia Wolff of Surface.

Debbie Millman
Ze Frank
01.19.07

Debbie Millman interviews Ze Frank — writer, designer and host of The Ze Frank Show.

Debbie Millman
Malcolm Gladwell + Joyce Gladwell
01.05.07

An interview with Malcolm Gladwell, author of The New York Times bestseller Outliers and Joyce Gladwell, author of Brown Face.

Debbie Millman
John Maeda
06.30.06

A disussion with former MIT Media Lab Director John Maeda, who is currently the 16th President of the Rhode Island School of Design.

Debbie Millman
Steve Sikora, Thomas R. Wright + Charlie Lazor
06.23.06

Steve Sikora, Thomas R. Wright and Charlie Lazo discuss the finer points of pre-fab houses and modern design.

Debbie Millman
Stanley Hainsworth
06.16.06

On this episode, Debbie Millman interviews Stanley Hainsworth, former Design Director at Starbucks and the founder of Tether in Seattle.

Debbie Millman
Paola Antonelli
06.09.06

An interview with Paola Antonelli, curator in the department of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art.  

Debbie Millman
Ann Willoughby
06.02.06

Debbie Millman interviews Ann Willoughby, president and creative director of Willoughby Design Group, a brand, innovation and identity design firm she founded in 1978.  

Debbie Millman
William Lunderman
05.26.06

On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman interviews William Lunderman, Vice President for Global Design at the Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Debbie Millman
Gael Towey
05.12.06

On this episode, Debbie Millman talks to Gael Towey — the editor and founding Creative Director at Martha Stewart Living.

Debbie Millman
Bad Boys of Design III
05.05.06

This group of Bad Boy designers are: Josh Chen, Manuel Toscano, Alan Dye and Layne Braunstein.

Debbie Millman
Brian Collins
04.28.06

Brian Collins led the brand and innovation division of Ogilvy and  Mather for nearly a decade, before founding his own firm — Collins — in 2007.

Debbie Millman
Ed Fella
04.21.06

Ed Fella is an artist, graphic designer and educator whose work has had a critical influence on contemporary typography in the United States and in Europe. 

Debbie Millman
Jessica Helfand + William Drenttel
04.14.06

Jessica Helfand and William Drenttel work in partnership at Winterhouse and are co-founders, with Michael Bierut and Rick Poynor, of Design Observer.

Debbie Millman
Steven Heller + Veronique Vienne
04.07.06

A conversation with writer Véronique Vienne, writer and prolific design historian Steven Heller.

Debbie Millman
Art Chantry
03.31.06

Art Chantry works and lives in Seattle where his ideas and personal style branded the look of popular culture, not only in the northwest and its bohemian underground, but also in the pop and alternative culture of the last few decades.  

Debbie Millman
Peter Buchanan-Smith
03.24.06

Peter Buchanan-Smith, founder of Buchanan-Smith LLC, is the author of Speck and The Wilco Book.

Debbie Millman
Kenneth FitzGerald
03.17.06

Artist, educator and writer Kenneth FitzGerald is currently Associate Professor of Art and Graduate Program Director in the art department at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Debbie Millman
Christoph Niemann
03.10.06

An interview with German-born designer and illustrator Christoph Niemann, who claims to have only one trick: “sitting in front of a white piece of paper and thinking, staring and drawing until my head hurts.”  

Debbie Millman
Grant McCracken
03.03.06

Grant McCracken is the author of Culture and Consumption IPlenitudeBig HairCulture and Consumption II: Markets, Meaning and Brand ManagementThe Long InterviewFlock and Flow, and Transforming Selves.  

Debbie Millman
Hillman Curtis
02.17.06

Hillman Curtis has designed motion graphic spots for clients such as MTV, Rolling Stone and Adobe and his innovative design solutions have garnered him numerous awards all over the world.

Debbie Millman
Paul Sahre
02.10.06

Graphic designer, illustrator and author Paul Sahre established his own design company in 1997. His office is part design studio and part silkscreen lab: he designs book covers and prints posters.

Debbie Millman
Bill Grant
02.03.06

Bill Grant founded the Atlanta-based Grant Design Collaborative in 1996 and has worked with clients including Adobe Systems, Georgia-Pacific Papers and Steelcase, among many others.

Debbie Millman
Paula Scher
07.15.05

Paula Scher — arguably the most successful and influential woman working in design today — began her graphic design career as a record cover Art Director in the 1970s. She has been a Pentagram partner since 1991.

Debbie Millman
Stefan Sagmeister
06.29.05

A candid and revealing discussion with design innovator Stefan Sagmeister, whose work has been hailed as “intense, cunning and evocative.” 

Debbie Millman
Design Blogs: The Good, the Bad and the Nasty
06.15.05

Rick Poynor, Armin Vit, Bryony Gomez-Palacio, Jen Beckman, Adrian Hanft and Bennett Holzworth discuss the finer points of design blogging.

Debbie Millman
Michael Bierut
04.08.05

Michael Bierut studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. and worked for a decade at Vignelli Associates before joining Pentagram as a partner in 1990.



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