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Comments (56) Posted 04.08.11 | PERMALINK | PRINT

The Editors

Name That Design Person!


One month from today, Americans will celebrate Mother’s Day.* In advance of this holiday, we’ve invited a number of designers to share with us a long-lost kiddie pic. On the 8th of every month leading up to Mother's Day, we’re asking our readers to guess the identity of one featured baby. (See January here, February here and March here.)

This is the last photo before our Mother's Day special, and a larger collection of photos will be posted on May 8th. Write your guess in the comment line: the first reader to guess the correct name wins a Design Observer T-shirt. 



* With apologies to our readers in the UK, where "Mothering Sunday" occurs on the fourth Sunday of Lent, which falls this year on April 3.
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Debbie Milman
Y
04.08.11 at 08:19

RAY EAMES?
JOHN LEYVA
04.08.11 at 08:29

bryony
Marc english
04.08.11 at 08:30

I give up on this thing. With not even a little clue, it really boils down to just dumb luck.
MC
04.08.11 at 08:39

Grete Jalk
Rolling Stone
04.08.11 at 08:57

jessica helfand
Swiss
04.08.11 at 09:15

Paula Scher
Ashley Cochrane
04.08.11 at 09:22

Barbara Kruger
JP
04.08.11 at 09:38

Carin Goldberg
O
04.08.11 at 09:41

Paula Scher
Anisha
04.08.11 at 09:45

It's probably, Dorothy Kresz.
O
04.08.11 at 10:09

Leslie Smolan
Rob Henning
04.08.11 at 10:23

Ann Willoughby
Ashley Cochrane
04.08.11 at 11:38

or... Diti Katona
Ashley Cochrane
04.08.11 at 11:52

Denise Gonzales-Crisp
MMH
04.08.11 at 11:54

Marian Bantjes?
CJ
04.08.11 at 12:21

Deborah Sussman
Rob Henning
04.08.11 at 12:21

Judging form the cheeks: I'll say it's, Susan kare.
O
04.08.11 at 12:49

Martha Stewart maybe :-)
Rolling Stone
04.08.11 at 12:59

April Greiman?
Kyle Rose
04.08.11 at 01:23

Got it. That's, Tina Roth Eisenberg.
O
04.08.11 at 01:33

Jo Mahma
peterblak@blakdesign.com
04.08.11 at 01:58

Zuzana Licko
margo
04.08.11 at 04:09

No, no and no. Keep those cards and letters coming!
Jessica Helfand
04.08.11 at 04:12

Elizabeth Diller.
swig
04.08.11 at 05:32

Lorraine Wild
J
04.08.11 at 06:28

Deb Bishop
J
04.08.11 at 06:32

Robynne Raye
O
04.08.11 at 07:06

Tina Roth Eisenberg
Carl W. Smith
04.08.11 at 07:13

That's a boy…
Joe Moran
04.08.11 at 07:40

Oh, a boy? Then it's Stefan Sagmeister.
Rob Henning
04.08.11 at 08:51

It is someone with good taste. That is a classic Peacoat.
Carl W. Smith
04.08.11 at 09:13

David Carson.
Greg
04.08.11 at 09:13

Often referred to as a Jackie O. Jacket in the United States . . .
Carl W. Smith
04.08.11 at 09:21

Julie Lasky has good taste and an eye for design.
Carl W. Smith
04.08.11 at 09:36

It could be a British boy from the 1960’s.
Who is a design observer from across the pond?
Rick Poynor

Carl W. Smith
04.08.11 at 09:46

No, it is not Rick Poynor, although that suggestion literally made me laugh out loud.
Jessica Helfand
04.08.11 at 09:56

Didn’t Steven Heller go to military school? Perhaps his parents were into the pea coat—originally worn by sailors of American and European navies.
Carl W. Smith
04.08.11 at 09:56

Could be wrong. But kids with long/short hair get confusing. Color coding helps. :-)
Joe Moran
04.08.11 at 09:56

Kit Hinrichs? long shot
Joe Mora
04.08.11 at 10:05

n
04.08.11 at 10:06

And if it hasn't been said before… this is one hellova great game. Thank you DO! Brilliant

VR/
Joseph Moran
04.08.11 at 10:10

It is Paola Antonelli
Carl W. Smith
04.08.11 at 10:22

Bingo: we have our winner. Well done, Carl W. Smith!
Jessica Helfand
04.08.11 at 10:24

It had to be someone that is beautiful and smart.      
Carl W. Smith
04.08.11 at 10:25

Carl… I'm so jealous. #@%!0*&!

Well done.

VR/
Joe Moran
04.08.11 at 10:33

…and just realized that the wrath of Ms. Antonelli may be formidable.

fuck
Joe Moran
04.08.11 at 10:49

Thursday, April 14

10 am – 1 pm VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM PRESS TALK with
Marc Zehntner and Mateo Kries (directors, Vitra Design Museum)

2:30 – 6 pm LIVE INTERVIEWS with the protagonists of Salone 2011
Patrizia Scarzella interviews: Joanna van der Zanden, Oscar Zieta, Carlo Ratti, Ed Annink, Gouta Moura Guedes, Jerszy Seymour

7 – 8:30 pm DEBATE Open Source City: Collective Design

with
Paola Antonelli (senior curator, MoMA NY)

Jerszy Seymour (designer)

Clemens Weisshaar (designer)

Carlo Ratti (director, SENSEable City Lab – Mit)

Eric Fouquier (director and founder, Thema) moderator:
Mateo Kries (director, Vitra Design Museum)

All day long the best of Salone and Fuorisalone
in real time on the Domus media wall!
Carl W. Smith
04.08.11 at 11:02

Oh God… and Kit's reaction…

I'm screwed. May never be heard from again. In such case, nice knowing you all.
Joe Moran
04.08.11 at 11:15

This was so much fun! I will let Rick Poynor know we used to be doppelgängers. Thank you, Jessica, great idea. Baci. Paola
Paola Antonelli
04.09.11 at 04:14

doppelgängers = (objectivity vs subjectivity)
doppelgängers = ambiguity

Rick is also one of my favorite DO writers. Here is a link to Wim Crouwel: The Ghost in the Machine
. . . or Wim Crouwel vs Jan van Toorn
Carl W. Smith
04.09.11 at 08:05

Sheila Levrant de Bretteville
Astrid
04.09.11 at 04:29

Oops, missed the answer!
Astrid
04.09.11 at 04:35

ellen shapiro
Tyler Johnson
04.11.11 at 12:43

I was wrong! I will get in earlier on the next round
tyler Johnson
04.11.11 at 12:49

. . and in the end I looked for beauty.
Carl W. Smith
04.12.11 at 05:00


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