03.22.19
Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand | Audio

Episode 100: Loving Librarians


Observatory listener Jill Chisnell, a librarian at Carnegie Mellon School of Design, wrote in to ask, “What makes a good library collection?”

Jessica talks about her recent trip to the Ephemera Society of America’s latest Ephemera Fair, where
every time we went to a different booth, that dealer had organized their material differently.…So you can have the Dewey Decimal System you can have Google search engines, but at the end of the day a good Scholars going to find something between these different categories.
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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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