Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand | Audio

Episode 44: In Dreams

On this episode, Michael and Jessica start off talking about a thread of tweets by Marcin Wichary, a vacationing designer who stumbled into a technology museum filled with antique typewriters in a Catalonian provincial capital. Reading Wichary’s story was like watching someone else’s dream, and Michael and Jessica share their own dreams about collecting and wonder.

Also, they consider why Wichary, who works for Medium, choose to lay out his story 140 characters at a time — and how Twitter is a platform for lyrical beauty as well as toxic tweet storms.

Also discussed:

  • El Museu de la Tècnica de l’Empordà
  • Twitter is killing off Vine
  • Vines: How to make steak tartare; Back at it again at Krispy Kreme
  • An open view of Grand Central
  • comp notebook Kickstarter campaign
  • Martin P, Impromptu thoughts on Comp Book
  • Boston Globe on The B-Side by Errol Morris
  • Elsa Dorfman’s web site
  • Lena Groeger, Disenfranchised by Ballot Design
  • Grilli Type, GT America
  • Transparent, Season 3
  • New York Times obituary for Elaine Lustig Cohen

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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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