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Interviews


11.11.13: Rick Poynor

Collage Culture: Nostalgia and Critique
An interview with David Banash, author of Collage Culture: Readymades, Meaning, and the Age of Consumption.
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06.03.13: Alexandra Lange

Home Improvement
The Sweethome, where Consumer Reports and Amazon product reviews meet.
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04.01.13: Francesca Granata

“Women’s Work”: An Interview with Judith Thurman
Francsca Granata interviews Judith Thurman about fashion criticism and her own foray into it for The New Yorker.
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10.01.12: Mark Lamster

The Rise and Fall of Polaroid: An Interview with Christopher Bonanos
A conversation with Chrisopher Bonanos on Instant, his history of Polaroid and Edwin Land
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05.03.12: Julia Novitch

Public Space and Citizenship: An Interview with Elihu Rubin
Public spaces can be charged politically because they enable citizens to gather, to represent themselves and to transmit messages.
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02.08.12: Michelle Hauser

Pop Photographica: An Interview with Daile Kaplan
Daile Kaplan’s comprehensive collection all has one unifying trait: a photographic element that was not intended for viewing on the wall.
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10.10.11: Rob Walker

An Interview with Kevin Slavin
A conversation between Rob Walker and co-founder of the game development company Area/Code, Kevin Slavin.
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09.11.11: Adam Harrison Levy

The Falling Man: An Interview with Henry Singer
An interview with Henry Singer produceder and director The Falling Man, a 90 minute documentary.
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08.09.11: Mark Lamster

An Interview with Laurence King
Mark Lamster interviews Laurence King, the publisher.
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06.27.11: Julie Lasky

Between Two Convex Mirrors: A Conversation with Tomi Ungerer
Interview with illustrator and book artist Tomi Ungerer.
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04.07.11: William H. Helfand

Health for Sale
An interview with William Helfand, collector of medical posters and ephemera.
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12.27.10: William Drenttel

A Conversation with Daniel van der Velden of Metahaven
An expansive interview with Daniel van der Velden, co-author of Uncorporate Identity.
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11.24.10: Michelle Hauser

A Fluid and Expressive Medium: Interview with Robert E. Jackson
In recent years, a new breed of photographer has emerged: the camera-less Photographer. This new generation — many of whom self-identify as collectors — has reinvented the process once again. Michelle Hauser interviews Robert E. Jackson, one of the country's most prolific collector of vernacular photography, who lays claim to a breadth and depth of material rivaled by few if any, in this emerging field.
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09.13.10: Debbie Millman

Interview with Massimo Vignelli
Vignelli Celebration: Debbie Millman interviews Massimo Vignelli.
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03.04.10: Dirk Wachowiak

Peter Bilak & Satya Rajpurohit: Interview on Typography
Dirk Wachowiak interviews Peter Bilak and Satya Rajpurohit on their recent collaboration, the Hindi version of Bilak’s Fedra.
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01.08.10: Alex Knowlton

Dream Job: Interview with Film Graphics Designer Eric Rosenberg
Eric Rosenberg abandoned his career in editorial design with only a single movie-related project in hand and headed West to make his fame.
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05.28.09: Ellen Lupton

A Conversation With David Barringer
David Barringer’s book, There’s Nothing Funny About Design is actually very funny. The conversation that follows was conducted via e-mail over a three-day period.
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05.12.09: Adam Harrison Levy

An Interview With Philip Glass
In 2005, Adam Harrison Levy interviewed Philip Glass for a BBC documentary film about Chuck Close. Glass was seated in front of the monumental painting Phil, 1969. This is their exchange.
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10.09.08: Lawrence Weschler

The Work of Tara Donovan
In October 2008, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston opened an exhibition spanning a decade of Tara Donovan’s work. Here, she is interviewed by Lawrence Weschler.
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09.22.08: Gong Szeto

Interview with Brian Oakes
It’s not often that graphs and numbers take center stage in a popular film, but in the brilliant hands of graphic designer Brian Oakes, information design is not a backdrop but a main character in the recently released documentary I.O.U.S.A. Interview by Gong Szeto.
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04.13.06: Jim Bolek

The International Symbol for Man Tells All
"I was in New York, leaving a men's room and several designers were entering. If I remember right, it was Seymour Chwast, Tommy Geismar and Massimo Vignelli. I held the door for them and it was almost like I saw the light bulb go off over their heads." Confessions of a ubiquitous icon.
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