Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand | Audio

The Observatory: Our Favorite Things

On this episode, Jessica Helfand talks about her Paris 140 series, and Michael Bierut describes his 100 Day Project.

They also talk about some of the cultural highlights of the year, including:
  • The renovated Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • The Philippe Apeloig show at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.
  • My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff. (See J. D. Salinger’s cover for Hapworth 16, 1924)
  • The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit
  • Ida
  • Whiplash
  • Finding Vivian Maier
  • Six by Sondheim

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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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