Thursday, April 25
|I Wonder by Marian Bantjes. Published in the UK by Thames & Hudson, 2010.|
AIGA + THE ICA PRESENT
Don't miss this discussion with Vancouver-based designer, typographer, writer, and illustrator Marian Bantjes.
Renowned for her intricate patterning and delicate ornamentation, Stefan Sagmeister—Sagmeister & Walsh, Inc—calls Bantjes “one of the most innovative typographers working today.” She worked for ten years as a typesetter before opening her own design firm, which she shuttered in 2003 to pursue projects described as “highly personal, obsessive, and sometimes just plain weird.”
In 2010, she released the highly acclaimed book I Wonder, which was hailed by New York Times critic and designer Steven Heller as “a wondrous, if breathless, display of virtuosic craft.” Bantjes has designed work for Saks Fifth Avenue, Penguin Books, GRANTA, WIRED, Wallpaper*, and many others. Her graphic work is included the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s permanent collection.