Marian Bantjes is a Canadian designer, typographer, illustrator and writer working internationally from her base on a small island near Vancouver. Marian explains us why she dropped out of art school after one year. How she regrets this decision and how she believes it’s important to have a proper education in design. Marian likes to do things herself and therefore doesn’t like being art directed too heavily. This shuts down her creative process. The more freedom she has the better the work is. We wonder how projects like the wooden folding chairs for Droog and the Laser Sailboat for Wallpaper come about. The project for Droog for example, was an unusual experience for her and the first time that she didn’t actually physically put her hands on the work that was been made. Furthermore we talk about how she started on her own and how the writing for the ‘Speak Up’ blog is related to this. We end the interview with the recently published book ‘I wonder’ and her plans for the future. Recorded at the ATypI 2010 conference in Dublin, Ireland.
Marian Bantjes ::
Marian at SpeakUp ::
Folding chairs at Droog ::
I Wonder book ::
Marian’s TED talk 2010 ::
Marian’s talk at TypoBerlin 2008 ::
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