vaughan oliver.jpgWe once spent an entire day in Miami sitting by a pool with our iPod and listening to back-to-back episodes of Design Matters. The show is great wherever you listen to it, but we recommend engineering a poolside Miami/Design Matters Pavlovian association, so that hearing the mellifluous voice of Debbie Millman always makes you feel like you’re on vacation. Regardless of your proximity to a pool, tune in today at 3pm EST when Debbie talks with famed British graphic designer Vaughan Oliver from his firm’s offices in Wandsworth, South England. Here’s Debbie with some background:

Oliver set up the design company 23 envelope in the early 1980s and was rechristened v23 in 1988. Working with the label 4AD, Vaughan deeply influenced the discipline of record sleeve design working with musicians such as Ultra Vivid Scene, Frank Black, The Pixies, Cocteau Twins, This Mortal Coil, Robert Fripp, and many, many others.

To listen online, go here or here this afternoon. Then just close your eyes and think of England (or Miami).