Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand | Audio

The Observatory: FYI We Are Graphic Designers

This week, Michael and Jessica talk about graphic designers on screen, inspired by FYI I’m a Graphic Designer, a supercut by Central St. Martins students Ellen Mercer and Lucy Streule. They also talk about highlights from Design Observer’s What Design Sounds Like symposium, and Michael’s trip to Design Indaba.

Mike Errico
It’s Nice That’s Rob Alderson on TED and Design Indaba
Roy Choi
Sindiso Khumalo
• Interactive videos by Yoni Bloch: Like a Rolling Stone; Pretend to Be Happy
• The Christmas party scene from Kramer vs. Kramer
• CBC on Spocking the Canadian $5 bill

And here is Lena Dunham’s concept for a graphic design web series featuring Jessica and family:

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Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand Jessica Helfand, a founding editor of Design Observer, is an award-winning graphic designer and writer. A former contributing editor and columnist for Print, Eye and Communications Arts magazine, she is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale and a recent laureate of the Art Director’s Hall of Fame. Jessica received both her BA and MFA from Yale University where she has taught since 1994. In 2013, she won the AIGA medal.

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