04.19.19
Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand | Audio

Episode 102: The Long View


This week, Jessica and Michael discuss the first ever image captured of a black hole and contemplate on cosmic abyss and designing for impermanence.

Jessica says,
This is the opposite of a meme in a way. It’s so profound. It’s so far away. It’s so suitably impossible… There’s something profound about the fact that this thing preceded us, will outlive us. It’s further away than our newsfeeds and I find that almost like a religious experience. And I’m not a religious person.
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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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