9-15 March 2015

Michael Bierut – “I don’t like doing design for designers – I like problem-solving”

We caught up with Pentagram partner Michael Bierut at Design Indaba where he compered the conference and announced the publication of his first full book How To, which is a “behind the scenes” look at projects he has led and worked on. He says: “Aspiring graphic designers should be able to extract some general principles from it and frankly it’s a tribute to the books that inspired me when I was a student – Graphic Design by Milton Glaser and The Art of Advertising by George Lois.”

Michael Graves dies aged 80

Graves, who designed the Alessi Stovetop Kettle, has died at his home in Princeton, New Jersey. Alberto Alessi hails him: “One of my most important maestros.”

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