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Posts Tagged ‘Robynne Raye’

“Design Matters” Season Five Schedule Announced


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.

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Modern Dog’s Mad New Book


When we first heard that the designers at Modern Dog were working on a book, we asked Robynne Raye and Michael Strassburger to give us the scoop. But if there’s one thing we know about Modern Dog, it’s that they do not do things the normal way. “How about a Mad Libs questionnaire?” suggested Raye. So they supplied the words, and we wrote the story. How could we resist? Look for the book from Chronicle in 2008.

Show and Tell

Hi, we’re Modern Dog and we’d like to tell you about our newest project Modern Dog: 20 Years of Poster Art (Not Canine Related). We created it for a fee of only 37 potato chips that look like Jay Leno. As you can see, it’s extremely thin for a project so low-hung. We made the entire thing with a weed-eater.

You’re probably wondering about our wobbly process. First, we expelled in the glove box for at least .034 days for research. Then, to learn more about the heart surgeons who would be seeing this project, we squirted it with a Tiny Tool Set. Finally, we took all the sketches into our mud room and played “Deez Nuuuuts” while we hunkered down with pig rinds. Actually, we might as well tell you: we just copied the whole thing out of the April 2008 issue of Glitter Your Garbage.

We’re especially proud that we never used Vag, since that’s the kind of stuff that only Barney Bubbles would do. And we certainly don’t want to gulp tightly! All in all, we’re pretty proud of Pumpkin Head, as we like to call our publisher, for doing something so roomy. It’s like something out of Soylent Green! We’ve already had some pretty shiny feedback; Rick Valicenti said it’s coarser than an emu with a Shirley Temple. As we always say here at Modern Dog, “Work Hard, Play Hard.”