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Episode 51: Vintages

On this episode, Michael and Jessica discuss Behance’s 2017 Design Trends Guide for web design, logos, and typography.

Someone out there should go vow not to do a single thing that’s on this vast roundup of stuff… take a complete vow of poverty when it comes to indulging in all this stuff and see what’s left.

If you are so bold as to undertake this experiment, please let us know how it goes.

Also mentioned:
Blair Kamin, New Illinois license plate is busy and banal
A biography of George Nelson
George Nelson, How to See: Visual Adventures in a World God Never Made
Michael’s introduction to the 40th anniversary edition
William Saroyan and Arthur Rothstein, Look at Us; Let's see; here we are; look hard, speak soft; I see, you see, we all see; stop, look, listen; beholder's eye; don't look now, but isn't that you? (us? U.S.?)
Richard Avedon and James Baldwin, Nothing Personal
Video: Michael K. Williams Asks: Am I Typecast?
data visualizations by W.E.B. Du Bois for The Exhibit of American Negroes

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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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