Design Observer

About
Books
Job Board
Newsletters
Archive
Contact



Observatory

About
Resources
Submissions
Contact


Featured Writers

Michael Bierut
William Drenttel
John Foster
Jessica Helfand
Alexandra Lange
Mark Lamster
Paul Polak
Rick Poynor
John Thackara
Rob Walker


Departments

Advertisement
Audio
Books
Collections
Dear Bonnie
Dialogues
Essays
Events
Foster Column
From Our Archive
Gallery
Interviews
Miscellaneous
Opinions
Partner News
Photos
Poetry
Primary Sources
Projects
Report
Reviews
Slideshows
The Academy
Today Column
Unusual Suspects
Video


Topics

Advertising
Architecture
Art
Books
Branding
Business
Cities / Places
Community
Craft
Culture
Design History
Design Practice
Development
Disaster Relief
Ecology
Economy
Education
Energy
Environment
Fashion
Film / Video
Food/Agriculture
Geography
Global / Local
Graphic Design
Health / Safety
History
Housing
Ideas
Illustration
India
Industry
Info Design
Infrastructure
Interaction Design
Internet / Blogs
Journalism
Landscape
Literature
Magazines
Media
Museums
Music
Nature
Obituary
Other
Peace
Philanthropy
Photography
Planning
Poetry
Politics / Policy
Popular Culture
Poverty
Preservation
Product Design
Public / Private
Public Art
Religion
Reputations
Science
Shelter
Social Enterprise
Sports
Sustainability
Technology
Theory/Criticism
Transportation
TV / Radio
Typography
Urbanism
Water


Posted 12.04.04 | PERMALINK | PRINT

The Editors

Introducing Three New Writers


It was always our plan when we started Design Observer to invite some additional voices to join the team when the moment seemed right. We are delighted to introduce three outstanding new contributing writers to the line-up.

Momus, Tom Vanderbilt and Lorraine Wild will be posting regularly from now on. We never intended that this weblog would confine itself solely to graphic design — hence the open-ended site name. Our hope is that as Design Observer develops, it will be possible to push out into other, non-graphic areas of design and help to make connections that are much less common in design discussion than you might expect.

Momus is a British musician with more than 20 albums to his name — his latest, Otto Spooky, will be released in early 2005. He narrowly avoided a career in graphic design, deciding instead to study literature, and brings to design commentary the broad cultural perspectives of a highly informed observer. He writes about design for Metropolis, the AIGA's Voice website, and his own Click Opera weblog. Momus travels widely and lives in Berlin.

Tom Vanderbilt is one of the most wide-ranging and perceptive design writers to have emerged in recent years. He is a contributing editor of I.D. and Print, and his by-line can be found everywhere from Wired and Nest to The New York Times Magazine and the London Review of Books. He is author of The Sneaker Book and Survival City, a study of cold war architecture in the US. Tom lives in Brooklyn.

Lorraine Wild has a formidable reputation as designer, design educator and critic. She co-founded the studio ReVerb, before, in 1996, establishing her own practice, which concentrates on projects for architects, cultural organisations and publishers. She has taught at California Institute of the Arts since 1985. Her influential essays about such topics as modernism, design education and craft have appeared in Emigre, I.D., Design Quarterly and Print. Lorraine lives in Los Angeles.

We very much look forward to reading their thoughts.

The Editors
|
Share This Story
|
Share This Story



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Design Observer is edited by Michael Bierut, William Drenttel, Jessica Helfand, Julie Lasky and Nancy Levinson. William Drenttel is Editorial Director and Publisher.
More Bio >>

DESIGN OBSERVER JOBS