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Design Matters with Debbie Millman

Inaugural show: Friday, February 4th

Design Matters with Debbie Millman is an opinionated and provocative internet talk radio show airing on the Voice America Radio Network. The show combines a stimulating point of view about graphic design, branding and cultural anthropology. In a business world dependent on change, design is one of the few differentiators left.

Explore the challenging and compelling canvas of today’s design world with Debbie Millman and her weekly guests live every Friday from 3-4pm Eastern Standard Time.

Tune in to listen: www.business.voiceamerica.com Call in live, toll free: 866-233-7861.

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PUBLISHED ON Feb.01.2005 BY Speak Up
Daniel’s comment is:

All the adverts posted here to the left have been alright, but Design Matters has to be the best yet. Excrement can be good!

On Feb.01.2005 at 09:54 PM
Feluxe ’s comment is:

Whoah pal. What gives?

You must mean Your excrement.

On Feb.01.2005 at 10:20 PM
Daniel’s comment is:

Well what about Feluxe?

On Feb.01.2005 at 10:45 PM
Daniel’s comment is:

"... but Design Matters has to be the best yet"

This is not an exaggeration or a sarcastic remark; I'm exited to witness the Inaugural show on Friday.

Kick it to us Debbie.

On Feb.02.2005 at 12:15 AM
debbie millman’s comment is:

oh daniel, i will certainly try. truly.

(please be gentle...and kind...there is a very nervous girl here...)

On Feb.02.2005 at 12:21 AM
M Kingsley’s comment is:

Debbie, here we say "break a leg". The French say "Je te souhaite une grosse merde" — I wish you a big shit — or just "merde!"

So, merde, Debbie. Merde!

On Feb.02.2005 at 01:27 AM
Armin’s comment is:

> All the adverts posted here to the left have been alright, but Design Matters has to be the best yet. Excrement can be good!

Like many here, I was baffled by the excrement comment and had no idea what Daniel was talking about. In clearing this up, Daniel kindly reminded me that in Emigre 66 I referred to banners as the excrement of the internet — a fact I acknowledged when Speak Up took on advertisements. So that's where that's coming from.

On Feb.02.2005 at 08:29 AM
Feluxe ’s comment is:

Youll do great Deb.

On Feb.02.2005 at 09:29 AM
Tan’s comment is:

Remember, it's radio Deb. So talk in your sexiest, sultriest voice possible to keep your shallow male audience interested.

Ok, ok...that's just a request from me. *blush*

I'd wish you luck, but you won't need it. You'll simply be smashing — I'm sure of it.

On Feb.02.2005 at 04:30 PM
Gordon Kaye’s comment is:

Wow. Its nice to see so many of the names from the great GDUSA bash of 2003 all in one place. Where is John Bielenberg? That would make it complete.


On Feb.03.2005 at 05:53 PM
debbie millman’s comment is:

We've come a long way since then, haven't we, Gordon?!?

: )

Thanks for writing in...and congratulations on your redesign.

On Feb.03.2005 at 06:06 PM
JonSel’s comment is:

Naturally, I missed the show. Will it be archived online so we can listen later?

How'd it go?

On Feb.04.2005 at 04:59 PM
Armin’s comment is:

I thought it went pretty well. It was lively, informative and there were no lulls in the conversation. At the end, a more free-theme "pop quiz" was perhaps the highlight.

I listened to it in Real Player and John Fulbrook sounded like he was inside a tin can or something, Debbie sounded OK, sometimes a bit of an echo.

Thumbs up!

On Feb.04.2005 at 05:22 PM
debbie millman’s comment is:

wow. the first show is over and behind us. thank goodness. it was daunting, it was scary and i am so so glad it is over. john was amazing and though we had some tech issues, we made it through. thanks everyone for your lovely and kind emails, thanks for all of the Speak Up support and, well...thanks for everything. you rock. and i mean that. thank you.

On Feb.04.2005 at 09:31 PM
Armin’s comment is:

Today, on Design Matters, and I quote:

On today's live talk radio show "Design Matters with Debbie Millman" are five extraordinary men--The Bad Boys of Design: Michael Ian Kaye, Mark Kingsley, Petter Ringbom, James Victore and Armin Vit.

Michael Ian Kaye is a senior creative director at AR, an advertising agency whose clients include Versace, Dolce and Gabana and Calvin Klein. Prior to that, Kaye was creative director in Ogilvy & Mather’s Brand Integration Group. Formerly, Michael was the creative director of Little, Brown and Company, and has designed many, many book covers.

Designer and art director Mark Kingsley has done lots of stuff for lots of people. A partner at Greenberg Kingsley, he and Karen Greenberg have designed packages for a wide range of musical acts; from Pat Metheny and Ted Nugent, and Jewel to Bang on a Can. Their 60th anniversary box set for Blue Note Records was nominated for a Grammy in 2000. You can see more of their work at www.greenbergkingsley.com.

Petter Ringbom is a partner in Flat, a design studio. Flat makes surprising things for clients like the New York City Marathon, Reuters and Knoll. Petter grew up in Sweden, and was trained at The Cooper Union in New York. Petter is a fanatic for beautiful, but unpredictable, old British motorcycles and he's currently working on a book of radical DIY culture. You can see more of his work at www.flat.com.

James Victore is well, James Victore. According to Steve Heller, "James is a true and unfettered expressionist. His work is bold and witty. He is a master of form who rejects artifice. Whether for a commercial client or a non-profit group, passion and purpose underscore his design." You can see more of his work at www.jamesvictore.com

Born and raised in Mexico City, Armin Vit is a graphic designer and writer now living in Brooklyn, New York. He has written for the AIGA Journal, Emigre, Eye, HOW and STEP magazines among others. He is co-founder of UnderConsideration and founder of the (in)famous Speak Up and a designer at Decker Design. Feisty behind the keyboard, Armin remains timid at heart. You can read Armin's blog at www.underconsideration.com/speakup

(pretty wild, huh? should be mighty raucous...)

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On Mar.11.2005 at 11:15 AM