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“Design Matters” Season Five Schedule Announced

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Effervescent host (and quite the hostess as well) Debbie Millman has leaked the new season of “Design Matters” to UnBeige first, kicking off January 18 with our Man of the Year, Chip Kidd. Graphic designers, writers, illustrators, authors, scientists, editors, a Nobel Prize winner and many, many UnBeige favorites will be featured on the show, which, incidentally, was voted a “favorite podcast” on PSFK’s IF Marketing Podcast survey. Tune in every Friday at 3pm to hear these fine voices:

January 18: Chip Kidd
January 25: Eric Kandel
February 1: Kurt Andersen
February 8: Vaughan Oliver
February 15: Jonah Lehrer
February 22: Petrula Vrontikis
February 29: Stefan Bucher
March 7: Laurie Rosenwald
March 14: Jeffrey Zeldman
March 28: Abbott Miller
April 11: Robynne Raye
April 18: All Music Show with DJ and Designer Michael Hodgson
April 25: Lawrence Weiner

Full bios for each guest can be found below.


January 18: Chip Kidd
Award-winning graphic designer, musician and author of the books The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel in Two Semesters; Chip Kidd: Book One; and the forthcoming The Learners: A Novel

January 25: Eric Kandel
Psychiatrist, neuroscientist and professor of biochemistry and biophysics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize for his research on the physiological basis of memory. He is the author of In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind

February 1: Kurt Andersen
Award-winning journalist, host of the Peabody-winning public radio program Studio 360, and author of several best-selling books, including Turn of the Century and Heyday: A Novel

February 8: Vaughan Oliver
Award-winning, legendary graphic designer, artist and author of several books, including Exhibition/Exposition and This Rimy River

February 15: Jonah Lehrer
Editor-at-large for Seed Magazine, a contributor to NPR’s Radio Lab and the author of the acclaimed book Proust was a Neuroscientist

February 22: Petrula Vrontikis
Graphic designer, educator at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and author of the book inspiration=ideas, a creativity sourcebook for graphic designers

February 29: Stefan Bucher
Graphic designer, illustrator and author of several books including All Access—The Making of Thirty Extraordinary Graphic Designers and the forthcoming 100 Days of Monsters

March 7: Laurie Rosenwald
Graphic designer, artist, illustrator, writer, television actress and author of several books including New York Notebook; And to Name but Just a Few: Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and All The Wrong People Have Self-Esteem

March 14: Jeffrey Zeldman
Web Entrepreneur, writer, innovator, one of the first web designers and bloggers, publisher of A List Apart, and founder of the firm Happy Cog. He is the author of several books including Designing With Web Standards and the co-founder of An Event Apart, a traveling conference on design and code

March 28: Abbott Miller
Partner at Pentagram Design, award-winning graphic designer, writer, editor and art director of 2wice magazine, contributing editor of Eye magazine and the co-author of several books including The ABC’s of Bauhaus: The Bauhaus and Design Theory; Design/Writing/Research: Writing on Graphic Design and the forthcoming Open Book

April 11: Robynne Raye
Graphic Designer and co-founder of the acclaimed firm Modern Dog, educator at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, and co-author of Modern Dog: 20 Years of Poster Art

April 18: All Music Show with DJ and Designer Michael Hodgson
Graphic Designer and co-founder of the award-winning firm Ph.D., educator, and internationally acclaimed disc jockey.

April 25: Lawrence Weiner
One of the central figures of Conceptual art, Weiner’s work is the currently the subject of a major retrospective at the Whitney Museum entitled As Far As The Eye Can See. Other recent solo exhibitions of the artist’s work have been mounted at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (1990), Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (1991), Dia Center for the Arts, New York (1991), Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux (1991 and 1992), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1992), Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1994), Philadelphia Museum of Art (1994), and Museum Ludwig, Cologne (1995). In addition to publishing numerous books, Weiner has produced various films and videos, including Beached (1970), Do You Believe in Water? (1976), and Plowman’s Lunch (1982).

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