Debbie Millman / Design Matters

Posted by Alex

Design Matters, the long running design radio show by Debbie Millman, is making the jump to the small screen. SVA is producing a TV version of the show and will be taping the pilot episode this Friday. The first two guests are Milton Glaser and Stefan Sagmeister. To top it all off, the show will be directed by the wonderful Hillman Curtis. I’m not sure where the end result will be available, but I’m sure those details will be revealed in the coming days. I’m hoping for the Thursday 8pm slot on NBC.

If you’re in New York, the taping is open to the public — more information can be found on the Facebook event site. Why don’t I live in New York. Sometimes I want to defollow all of the New York designers on Twitter because all these cool events make me jealous.

I recently met Debbie Millman when she was in town to give a talk at school. Her talk was terrific and I’ll try to do a short write up later this week after I go over my notes. I also participated in her workshop about visual storytelling, which she led having just released her new book. She had each of us write a short story, which she reviewed and then set us on our mission of illustrating the story using all sorts of fun tools. It was fun to write fiction — I’ve become rather used to this “blog style” of writing that I forgot there was a whole other way to go about things. (My story is here if you’re feeling adventurous.) The workshop was great — I love periodically going back to the drawing board, literally, and breaking out the pencils pens and crayons. It was also great to just let loose creatively with no rules, objectives, or criteria. Something I certainly don’t do enough.

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Alex / HeadUp says:

December 7, 2009 at 8:13 am

Awesome, I’ll definitely want to catch this. SVA is one of the schools I’m applying to for next fall, one main reason being that Milton Glaser is a member of the faculty.


Kevin in Cusco says:

December 7, 2009 at 10:00 am

I know this is going to sound jaded, but I remember Debbie from Under Consideration… and man I just can’t stand snobby designers who have never pushed the envelope in their fucking lives…

All the bla bla bla about how important they are because they are designers, and the mediocrity of their output is baffling…

I call it the Bruce Mau disease.

Again, jaded, and fed up with the nonsense.


Chris says:

December 10, 2009 at 11:07 am

I listened to an audio recording of her interview with stefan sagmeister. about the first ten minutes were about her, a brutally medocre story about herself, made worse by the way she delivered it. The sagmeister talk was great, but I really couldnt get over the way she talked about herself in the beginning.