Posted by Todd Anderson on Thursday, July 23, 2015 Under: Books
Michael Bierut is without doubt one of the
most admired and respected designers of our time. Ive had the great fortune to
meet Michael twice and both times I have walked away feeling
incredibly inspired by his immense knowledge of design. Even with his notoriety
and industry standing, he comes across as unassuming, humorous and with a
great deal of warmth. He was a real pleasure to speak with about design. He has
hosted the Cape Town's Design Indaba for many years and this is where on both
occasions I had been lucky enough to meet him.
Micheal Bierut has won many design awards. He previously worked as vice
president of graphic design at Vignelli Associates. In 1990 he joined Pentagram's
New York office as a Partner where he continues today to run a team of
designers, working across many disciplines of design.
I'm a huge fan of Michael’s work and achievements. I’m a regular visitor to the
‘Design Observer’ a website to which he was the founding writer. Bierut's book
‘79 Short Essays on Design’ is at pride of place within my bookshelf. Its a
super book that you can either pick it up for a quick read or settle back for
the afternoon with. Its one of those books that I never get bored of and I find
myself going back to again and again. I often find myself mentioning parts of
the book to my team and I am always suggesting they should go out and buy a
copy for themselves.
An Overview of the book A collection of essays by Michael Bierut,
Pentagram partner, cofounder of the website Design Observer, and AIGA board
member. Bierut is one of the best respected and most-beloved writers within the
graphic design field, a spokesman for the profession, and a man pretty much
universally admired within the academy and among practitioners. This collection
includes writings from the 1980s through today.Click here to order on Amazon.