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Michael Bierut and Jessica Helfand of Design Observer discuss design, current events, and current enthusiasms.

Michael Bierut and Jessica Helfand of Design Observer discuss design, current events, and current enthusiasms.
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United States

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Michael Bierut and Jessica Helfand of Design Observer discuss design, current events, and current enthusiasms.

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English


Episodes

Episode 112: The Sweet Smell of Succession

10/10/2019
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Television: HBO’s Succession, The Deuce, The Politician, Face Values at Cooper Hewitt, Jessica Wynne photographs mathematician blackboards

Duration:00:31:19

Episode 111: The Great British Crit

9/27/2019
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The Great British Bake Off, how to crit, Wim Crouwel, Cokie Roberts

Duration:00:28:23

Episode 110: The Style of Elements

9/6/2019
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The Periodic Table of the Elements, The Death of Design Portfolios, the 1619 Project, CityLab Maps Matter

Duration:00:32:37

Episode 109: Public Legacy, Private Equity

8/13/2019
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Monotype acquired by private equity firm; Ebony archives and Johnson Publishing headquarters; Hal Prince; Ugly Gerry; Breezewood, PA

Duration:00:28:35

Episode 108: Covers

7/19/2019
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#bookcover2019 challenge, J.D. Salinger, The demise of MAD Magazine, Oskar Schlemmer’s The Triadic Ballet, Don Wall Visionary Cities

Duration:00:31:26

Episode 107: Scientific Advances

7/5/2019
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Science poster redesign, Eli Baden-Lasar’s portraits of his sperm-donor siblings, Jony Ive parodies, a ridiculous commercial

Duration:00:31:50

Episode 106: The Twenty

6/21/2019
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The large Democratic field and the first 2020 debate, Harriet Tubman on the $20, Peter Saville’s cover for Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures,“ Edie McClurg.

Duration:00:33:02

Episode 105: Malta, Marketing, Make-Believe

6/6/2019
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Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition, Malta, The West Wing Weekly podcast, branded empathy, Chernobyl, Caravaggio’s Beheading of St. John the Baptist

Duration:00:30:51

Episode 104: Fade to White

5/17/2019
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Facebook’s redesign, Morning Edition’s new theme, Cris Shapan, Stanley Kubrick at the London Design Museum.

Duration:00:32:49

Episode 103: Cathedrals and Candidates

5/3/2019
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Notre Dame cathedral fire, Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg design systems, Mina Markham and Pantsuit, unidentifiable objects, Wesley Morris on romantic comedies.

Duration:00:34:51

Episode 102: The Long View

4/19/2019
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Black hole image, Dyson Airblade, Titus Kaphar, Liz Jackson, Comic Sans takeover

Duration:00:30:19

Episode 101: Going West

4/4/2019
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2019 AIGA design conference, creative partnerships, Full Frontal’s Brexit video, film noir YouTube comment thread

Duration:00:29:51

Episode 100: Loving Librarians

3/22/2019
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Ralph Nader v. graphic design, libraries and serendipity, Sally Potter’s The Party, the shape of silence

Duration:00:32:08

Episode 99: The Space Between

3/8/2019
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Hilma af Klint at the Guggenheim, Kevin Roche and the Miller House, Josh Lipnik’s modern midwest tours, Ben Stiller plays Michael Cohen

Duration:00:32:39

Episode 98: Traffic

2/22/2019
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Adam Grant, email response times, Slack, John Ruskin, Steven Soderbergh’s 2001 Oscars speech, Diana Vreeland Memo Generator

Duration:00:35:25

Episode 97: Candidates and “Creatives”

2/8/2019
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2020 presidential campaign logos, 50 Books | 50 Covers, the “creative” hustle, Ellsworth Kelly stamps, Olivia Colman in Flowers

Duration:00:37:12

Episode 96: Wither the Magazine

1/25/2019
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Adam Moss, Tina Brown, and the future of print magazines; Rookie, Design Sponge, and the future of online magazines; Karen Green’s Frail Sister; Anni Albers at the Tate

Duration:00:32:27

Episode 95: Back to Basics

12/28/2018
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Distinctive brands choose minimalist logos, remembering David Pease, Nicholas Rougeux revives Byrne’s Euclid, The Favourite

Duration:00:35:01

Episode 94: Women of the Year

12/14/2018
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Elena Ferrante’s My Beautiful Friend on HBO, Olivia Jaimes’ Nancy, Esperanza Spalding, Tierra Whack, Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace, Max Richter, Henry Cobb: Words and Works, Oddityviz, The True Size, Dunkin’, Stack, Pamela’s gluten-free graham crackers, Clausthaler Dry-Hopped Non Alcoholic Beer

Duration:00:35:55

Episode 93: I Spy, You Spy

11/30/2018
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Sergei Skripal, Jamal Khashoggi, Bellingcat, Malachy Brown, visual investigations, Pablo Ferro, Ricky Jay, William Goldman, Boy Erased, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Glenn Gould’s manuscript for the Goldberg variations

Duration:00:34:15