Interview with Leta Sobierajski from a series of six profiles of young creatives who created their dream job. It’s a rare and very special thing to have a job that's the same as the one you referred to in grade school when everyone asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up. Heck, it’s rare to have the one you talked about at your college graduation party.
After more than 10 years, Verena Gerlach has revised and extended her FF Karbid super family, an interpretation of German storefront lettering from the early 1900s.
As design has come to play an ever larger role in marketing, innovation, and our everyday lives, it's always interesting to hear about how the best designers in the world view their craft. Fast Company had the opportunity to conduct an email interview with Ken Carbone, the cofounder and chief creative director of the Carbone Smolan Agency, a design and branding company in New York. Carbone and his agency have done work that has been recognized globally for clients as diverse as the Musée du Louvre and Morgan Stanley. They spoke about what makes for great design, his biggest mistake, and where he sees design going in the future.
In graphic design, Marian Bantjes says, throwing your individuality into a project is heresy. She explains how she built her career doing just that, bringing her signature delicate illustrations to storefronts, valentines and even genetic diagrams.
George is a magazine veteran, having art-directed Mother Jones, ReadyMade and Afar to name a few. He is responsible for relevant, thoughtful editorial design as well as some very compelling branding, packaging and identity work. Recently, I was able to catch up with George and find out about his past, present and future. And of course, his opinions regarding his favorite magazines.
'Design is a profession that takes care of everything around us. Politicians take care of the nation and fix things - at least they are supposed to. Architects take care of buildings.' Debbie Millman meets Massimo Vignelli for Design Observer.