- Partner in the New York office of Pentagram, and former president of AIGA (1998-2001) Writes frequently about design and is a contributing editor to I.D. magazine, co-editor of Looking Closer: Critical Writings on Graphic Design and Tibor Kalman: Perverse optimist. Michael Bierut lectures widely and is a visiting critic at the Yale School of Art, New Haven. He is the co-editor of Design Observer.
The Fashion of PoliticsReviews by Michael BierutDarryl Hannah, politics, typeface choices, supermodels and Paula Scher are discussed in this review of the first issue of John F. Kennedy Jr.’s magazine, George.
Reports of Its End Have Been ExaggeratedReviews by Michael BierutA review of Lewis Blackwell’s book The End of Print: The Graphic Design of David Carson. The review contains an archaeology of the state of design in the mid-90s and some of the discussions which surrounded the work of the surf pro gone design star.
Playing by Mr. Rand’s RulesReviews by Michael BierutPaul Rand’s design philosophies, latter publishing history and vinegar attitude to 90s design is discussed in this review of several of Rand’s books of his essays and design.
Waiting for PermissionEssays by Michael BierutAn early 90s discussion about social responsibility and design. Using a frightening 1960s social behaviour experiment as his fulcrum, the author suggests that the designer has the responsibility to do more than provide design as a service to the client.