There are a slew of new episodes of Design Matters now up at designobserver.com – Most recently, two delectable conversations with Steven Heller (who’s written a new book!) and food specialist Julia Turshen!
Celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Design Matters with a fantastic conversation between Debbie and designer Louise Sandhaus.
Educator, Partner and Author – Louise teaches at CalArts, works with prestigious clients such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Los Angeles World Airports, and has recently published the book Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936 – 1986.
“A decade before the so-called golden age of podcasting… Debbie Millman launched the worldâ€™s first podcast about design, armed with nothing more than an idea, a telephone line, and ample doggedness.”
This week we celebrate the 10th Birthday for Design Matters with Debbie Millman: a series of sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, always inspiring podcasts on design and the world affected by design.
Above: a portion of the poster Debbie designed, celebrating 10 YEARS of Design Matters
Check out the latest episode of Design Matters where Debbie chats with Ji Lee, communication designer at Facebook and famous creator of the Bubble Project.
Tune-in as Debbie chats-up the founders of The Great Discontent.
The Great Discontent is a magazine featuring interviews on beginnings, creativity, and risk. Co-founded by the Essmakers in 2011, editor-in-chief Tina and creative director Ryan have since expanded the magazine to include a print edition and a film series.
Fritz Karch became an active collector at the age of eleven and has always been an ardent believer in the benefits and pleasures of hunting and gathering. He studied art at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and for the last three decades has worked in New York City in the design, publishing, retail, and commercial photography communities as a stylist, editor, and creative director.
Fritz helped create and launch the Collecting Department at Martha Stewart Living magazineâ€”hunting, gathering, and collecting as the Editorial Director of Collecting, a post he held for fifteen years. Simultaneously, he has run an antiques business for the last twenty-five years in Hopewell, New Jersey, where he studies and practices the art and craft of editing, gathering, styling, trading, and selling antiques and an endless assortment of elderly and recycled objects of with functional uses.
Petter Ringbom is a New York-based director of documentary and narrative films. His latest film, Shield and Spear, premiered at Hot Docs and has screened at Sheffield Doc/Fest, Durban International Film Festival, and as part of Film Society of Lincoln Centerâ€™s Sound + Vision. Petter was a Film Independent Fast Track Fellow for 2013, and is currently a creative advisor for the design and innovation firm, Openbox.
“Several years ago, Steve Heller asked me to contribute to a book titled: Design Disasters: Great Designers, Fabulous Failure, and Lessons Learned. In thinking of the myriad failures I had experienced over the course of my life thus far, I decided to write about my biggest failure of all: my complete lack of belief in pursuing my original dreams.” — Debbie Millman
Now, in it’s fourth reincarnation, Debbie’s thoughts on Failure can be viewed in a fully-synched audio/visual experience by clickingÂ here<<
Heart the new Southwest logo?
Our own Debbie Millman weighed in on the design in Forbes this morning.
“It is bold and engaging. It tells a fast story. It is definitely a warmer, more friendly presentation for the brand.”