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Design Matters Archive: 2005-2009


Design Matters is an opinionated and provocative internet talk radio show hosted by Debbie Millman. This historical archive includes all episodes from 2005 through the beginning of 2009. The show combines a stimulating point of view about graphic design, branding and cultural anthropology.

10.12.10

Milton Glaser Podcast Interview
Podcast interview with Milton Glaser, graphic designer, illustrator, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, and 2010 recipient of the National Medal of Arts.
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05.22.09

Dave Eggers
Founder of McSweeny's and author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity! and What Is The What.
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05.15.09

Dee Dee Gordon
Dee Dee Gordon, renowned youth culture expert. Featured on PBS's Frontline Special Merchants of Cool.
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05.08.09

Gary Hustwit
Gary Hustwit, independent filmmaker, has produced six feature documentaries, including Helvetica.
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05.01.09

Allan Chochinov
Allan Chochinov, editor-in-chief of Core77, Coroflot.com and DesignDirectory.com.
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04.10.09

Dan Pink
Dan Pink is an entrepreneur, speaker and author.
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04.03.09

Daniel Formosa
Daniel Formosa, Ph.D. is a consultant in product design and research, and a founder of Smart Design.
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03.20.09

Gong Szeto
Gong Szeto, director of design and product design at Peak6 Investment.
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02.27.09

Patrick Coyne
Patrick Coyne, editor of Communication Arts, with special guests Milton Glaser and Cheryl Heller.
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02.20.09

Natalia Ilyin
Natalia Ilyin is a design critic and educator.
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02.13.09

Joe Duffy & Nate Voss
Nate Voss interviews Joe Duffy, creative director, whose clients include: Aveda, Coca-Cola and Sony.
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02.06.09

Steve Heller & Lita Talerico
Lita Talarico and Steven Heller, co-founders of the MFA Design as Author program at SVA (School of Visual Arts).
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01.16.09

Neville Brody
Neville Brody, British designer and art director, has been at the forefront of design for two decades.
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01.09.09

Jessica Helfand
Jessica Helfand is a partner at Winterhouse and author of Scrapbooks: An American History.
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04.24.08

Spoken Word Broadcast
All spoken word show featuring poems, prose and a short story.
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04.18.08

Robynne Raye & Michael Straussberger
Robynne Raye & Michael Straussberger are graphic designers and co-founder of the acclaimed firm Modern Dog.
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04.11.08

Michael Hodgson
All music show with DJ and designer Michael Hodgson, co-founder of the design firm Ph.D.
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03.28.08

Abbott Miller
Abbott Miller, partner at Pentagram and art director of 2wice magazine.
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03.14.08

Laurie Rosenwald
Laurie Rosenwald is a graphic designer, artist, illustrator, writer, television actress and author.
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03.07.08

Gordon Hull
An all music show with DJ and designer Gordon Hull, co-founder of the firm Surface to Air.
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02.29.08

Stefan Bucher
Stefan Bucher is a graphic designer, illustrator and author, and creator of the Daily Monster.
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02.22.08

Petrula Vrontikis
Petrula Vrontikis is a graphic designer and educator at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles.
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02.15.08

Jonah Lehrer
Jonah Lehrer, editor-at-large for Seed Magazine, and contributor to NPR's Radio.
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02.08.08

Vaughan Oliver
Vaughan Oliver is a graphic designer, artist and author.
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02.01.08

Kurt Andersen
Kurt Andersen is an award-winning journalist, author and host of the Peabody-winning NPR program Studio 360.
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01.25.08

Eric Kandel
Eric Kandel is a psychiatrist, neuroscientist and professor at Columbia University.
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01.18.08

Chip Kidd
Chip Kidd, award-winning book designer, musician and author.
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06.29.07

Shepard Fairey
Shepard Fairey is a designer and illustrator and author of Supply and Demand: The Art of Shepard Fairey.
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06.15.07

Bad Boys of Design IV
Designers Marc Alt, Mike Essl, Alberto Rigau and others.
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06.08.07

Josh Liberson & Ethan Trask
Josh Liberson and Ethan Trask are the designers and founders of the firm Helicopter.
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06.01.07

Alan Dye
Alan Dye is the creative director at Apple, previously he was the design director at Kate Spade.
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05.25.07

Jan Wilker & Hjalti Karlsson
Jan Wilker & Hjalti Karlsson of karlssonwilker are designers and authors of Tell Me Why.
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05.18.07

Alice Twemlow
Alice Twemlow is a design critic, SVA educator and author of What Is Graphic Design For?
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05.11.07

Luke Hayman
Luke Hayman is a designer and partner at Pentagram Design.
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04.20.07

Janet Froelich
Janet Froelich, former creative director at The New York Times Magazine, is currently design director at Real Simple.
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04.13.07

Barbara Kruger
Barbara Kruger is an artist whose work has been exhibited in major museums throughout the world.
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04.06.07

Jeffrey Keyton
Jeffrey Keyton is the senior vice president, On-Air Design and Off-Air Creative, MTV.
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03.30.07

Luba Lukova
Luba Lukova is a designer and illustrator.
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03.23.07

Maira Kalman
Maira Kalman, a remarkable, magical, designer, illustrator, educator, author and national treasure.
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03.16.07

Not David Carson
A special interview about David Carson, featuring guest vocalist Simon Lince.
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03.09.07

Jakob Trollback
Jakob Trollback is a designer, filmmaker and DJ.
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03.02.07

Andrea Deszo
Andrea Deszo is a designer, artist and educator.
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02.23.07

Minda Gralnek
Minda Gralnek is the executive vice president, creative at the Target Corporation.
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02.16.07

Marty Neumeier
Marty Neumeier is a brand consultant and author of Brand Gap, Zag and The Brand Dictionary.
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02.09.07

Elliott Earls
Elliott Earls, designer, performance artist, and head of graphic design at Cranbrook Academy of Art.
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02.02.07

Doyald Young
Doyald, typographer and author of The Art of the Letter and Logotypes.
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01.26.07

Designers, Writers & Magazines
Joyce Rutter Kaye of Print; Michela Abrahms, of Dwell; Barbara DeWilde of House Beautiful; Laetitia Wolff of Surface.
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01.19.07

Ze Frank
Ze Frank is a writer, designer and host of The Ze Frank Show.
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01.12.07

Seth Godin
Seth Godin is the author of Purple Cow and All Marketers Are Liars.
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01.05.07

Malcolm Gladwell & Joyce Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell, author New York Times bestseller The Outliers and Joyce Gladwell, author of Brown Face.
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06.30.06

John Maeda
John Maeda, was head of the MIT Media Lab, and currently is president of Rhode Island School of Design.
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06.23.06

Steve Sikora, Thomas R. Wright and Charlie Lazor
Steve Sikora, Thomas R. Wright and Charlie Lazor, talk pre-fab houses and modern design.
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06.16.06

Stanley Hainsworth
Stanley Hainsworth, former Design Director at Starbucks, currently founder of Tether in Seattle.
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06.09.06

Paola Antonelli
Paola Antonelli is a curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art.
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06.02.06

Ann Willoughby
Ann Willoughby is the creative director of Willoughby Design Group.
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05.26.06

William Lunderman
William Lunderman is the Vice President, Global Design, Colgate-Palmolive Company.
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05.19.06

Todd Pruzan & Sam Potts
Todd Pruzan is an editor and writer, and Sam Potts is designer and writer.
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05.12.06

Gael Towey
Gael Towey is the editor and founding creative director at Martha Stewart Living.
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05.05.06

Bad Boys of Design III
This group of Bad Boy designers are: Josh Chen, Manuel Toscano, Alan Dye and Layne Braunstein.
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04.28.06

Brian Collins
Brian Collins, led the brand innovation division of Ogilvy & Mather and then founded Collins.
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04.21.06

Ed Fella
Ed Fella, artist and graphic designer whose work has influenced contemporary typography and art.
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04.14.06

Jessica Helfand and William Drenttel
Jessica Helfand and William Drenttel work in partnership at Winterhouse and are founders of Design Observer.
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04.07.06

Steven Heller & Veronique Vienne
Veronique Vienne, writer, and Steven Heller, art director and author, talk books.
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03.31.06

Art Chantry
Over a few decades, Art s ideas and personal style have branded the look of popular culture
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03.24.06

Peter Buchanan-Smith
Peter Buchanan-Smith, founder of Buchanan-Smith LLC and the author of Speck and The Wilco Book.
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03.17.06

Kenneth FitzGerald
Kenneth FitzGerald, artist, witer, and educator at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.
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03.10.06

Christoph Niemann
Christoph Niemann, New York based illustrator and humorist.
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03.03.06

Grant McCracken
Grant McCracken PhD, author and a research affiliate at MIT.
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02.24.06

Carin Goldberg
Carin Goldberg was a staff designer at CBS before establishing her own firm, Carin Goldberg Design.
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02.17.06

Hillman Curtis
Hillman Curtis, motion graphic designer: clients include MTV, Rolling Stone and Adobe.
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02.10.06

Paul Sahre
Paul Sahre, graphic designer and illustrator.
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02.03.06

Bill Grant
Bill Grant, founder of the Grant Design Collaborative in Atlanta.
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01.27.06

Jonathan Hoefler & Tobias Frere-Jones
Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, work with brand leaders, developing original typefaces.
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01.20.06

Ellen Lupton
Ellen Lupton, writer, graphic designer and a curator of contemporary design at the Cooper-Hewitt.
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01.13.06

Rick Valicenti
Rick Valicenti, founder of the design firm Thirst and author of the book Emotion As Promotion.
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01.06.06

Chip Kidd
Chip Kidd, award-winning book designer, musician and author.
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08.12.05

Emily Oberman
Emily Oberman, senior designer at M&Co, now partner of Number Seventeen, a New York design firm.
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08.05.05

Bad Boys of Design II
A new group of (very) bad boys: Rodrigo Corral, Marc English, Tan Le, Bennett Peji, Felix Sockwell and John Zapolski
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07.15.05

Paula Scher
Paula Scher, co-founded Koppel & Scher in the 1970s and is now a partner at Pentagram.
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06.29.05

Stefan Sagmeister
Stefan Sagmeister, a candid and revealing discussion with the design master.
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06.24.05

Andrew Geller, Alastair Gordon & Jake Gorst
Andrew Geller, Alastair Gordon and Jake Gorst, talk about Jake's documentary Leisurama.
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06.17.05

David Barringer
David Barringer, talks about his new book and his views on the state of graphic design today.
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06.15.05

Design Blogs: The Good, the Bad and the Nasty
Rick Poyner, Armin Vit, Bryony Gomez-Palacio, Jen Beckman, Adrian Hanft and Bennett Holzworth, talk blogging.
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06.10.05

Eames Demetrios
Eames Demetrios, grandson of Charles and Ray Eames, discusses new innovations from the "House of Eames."
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06.03.05

Sean Adams & Noreen Morioka
Sean Adams & Noreen Morioka: their client list includes MTV, VH1, Sundance and Nickelodeon.
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04.22.05

Live From Las Vegas with Rossi Ralenkotter
Rossi Ralenkotter, President/CEO for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Susan Benjamin, Emmy Award nominated Set Designer.
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04.15.05

Brand Consulting
A discussion about branding, design and cultural anthropology with leading practitioners in each discipline.
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04.08.05

Michael Bierut
Michael Bierut, Pentagram partner, started at Vignelli Associates.
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04.01.05

Marian Bantjes, Alexander Gelman & Michael Surtees
Marian Bantjes, typographer, Alexander Gelman, designer extraordinaire & Michael Surtees of DesignNotes.
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03.18.05

Grant McCracken, Part 2
Grant McCracken PhD, author and a research affiliate at MIT.
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03.11.05

Grant McCracken, Part 1
Grant McCracken PhD, author and a research affiliate at MIT.
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03.04.05

Steven Heller
Steven Heller, art director, educator and author of over 100 books on design.
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03.01.05

Bad Boys of Design
Designers Michael Ian Kaye, Mark Kingsley, Petter Ringbom, James Victore and Armin Vit.
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02.11.05

Cheryl Swanson
Cheryl Swanson, founder of Toniq, applies her background in anthropology and psychology to branding.
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ABOUT THE CREATOR

Debbie Millman is the president of the design division at Sterling Brands. She is also President of the AIGA, a contributing editor at Print Magazine, and on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts. In 2005, she began hosting "Design Matters with Debbie Millman."
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