11.27.19
Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand | Audio

Episode 115: Thick and Blunt


This week, Jessica and Michael discuss President Trump’s handwritten note, boldly scribbled in black Sharpie and captured with a long lens by Getty photographer Mark Wilson.

Jessica says,
He's got good handwriting for a man, frankly. Not all men have good handwriting. He's an impatient angry person a lot of the time. It's pretty neat.

But what do you make of the fact that it is all uppercase letters except for the letter e? Where is Georges Perec when you need him?

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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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