Jean Louis-Cohen and Michael Rock guest star on Debbie’s latest Design Matters podcasts. Tune in as they talk about self-hatred in design, the benefits of being an outsider, and a nod to the revival of Le Corbusier’s work.
We’re happy to announce that Debbie has been listed in the top 50 most influential graphic designers working today, compiled by GDUSA!
In a recent interview with PBS, Debbie got to share some thoughts on package design and you can catch some of Sterling’s awesome designs! Check out the video below!
“Though often overlooked, Graphic Design surrounds us: it is the signs we read, the products we buy, and the rooms we inhabit. Graphic designers find beauty within limitations, working towards the ultimate goal of visually communicating a message, be it the packaging of a product, the spirit of a book, or the narrative of a building. Utilizing a language of type and imagery, graphic designers try to make every aspect of our lives defined and beautiful.” – PBS Offbook
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“I never ordered any food and the film was over before I changed. Instead, I sat for two hours in the same spot on the bed, paralyzed, then shattered. The movie was all I could think about for days afterward. The story and the images were so disturbing that I began to think the only way to erase them from my imagination might be to get them down on paper…”
Attention NYC subway riders!
Keep an eye out for these fun new posters from SVA featuring a design maven near and dear to our hearts… Can you guess which one?
This past week, Forbes online shared design experts’ advice on crafting the best resume to get you ahead in your graphic design endeavors. Debbie Millman gave some great tips and even shared her resume from 1983!
Read the full story here.
Austin McGhie talks with GraphicDesign.com and expounds on the points of his new book: Brand is a Four Letter Word.
Q. What are the biggest mistakes designers make when undertaking a branding project?
A. First, as I say in the book, unless youâ€™re a rancher, thereâ€™s no such thing as branding. You canâ€™t just brand something. The idea should never be used as a verb. Brand is the prize. The outcome. Itâ€™s a noun. The actual workâ€”the verb, if you willâ€”isÂ positioning.
The biggest mistake designers make is starting any design project without fully understanding that position. Great brands, like great people, have a strong,Â clear point of view. A world view that is theirs and theirs alone. Understand that POV. Feel it. Explore it.
Then, and only then, go to work.
Now out! Fingerprint No.2
A new book on the handmade elements in graphic design has just been released by Chen Design Associates. Our own Debbie Millman wrote the foreward, her first, and we highly recommend this beautiful book that takes a look at the evolution of hand-crafted design and how the aesthetic is melding with digital.
What’s an example of a handcrafted design that you love? Or one that’s linked with digital tools for more impact?