debbie millman

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Poem: Not You

It is better before the beginning--
muscles taut and belly aflutter.
Now I shake when I think of you.

It is better before the beginning, really--
when there exists only a representation,
when it is easy to misappropriate,

when there is so little to be ashamed of.
I wait for it to start and my breath
moves down my back, up through my thighs,

stops and settles.
It is better before the beginning--
Before it starts. Before we ruin everything.


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6/15/2006 10:34:00 PM  
Blogger Missus Bloom said...

I'd just like to say, your show, "Design Matters" is simply a breath of fresh air in the field of design criticism and well radio in general.

I've never found a show so interesting, with topics that not only reflect on design but how we as designers affect the world at a whole.

I have the utmost respect towards you. Thank you so much for your show!

6/15/2006 10:36:00 PM  

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Debbie Millman has worked in the design business for over 25 years. She is President of the design division at Sterling Brands. She has been there for nearly 15 years and in that time she has worked on the redesign of global brands for Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Campbell’s, Colgate, Nestle and Hasbro. Prior to Sterling, she was a Senior Vice President at Interbrand and a Marketing Director at Frankfurt Balkind. Debbie is President of the AIGA, the largest professional association for design. She is a contributing editor at Print Magazine, a design writer at and Brand New and Chair of the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 2005, she began hosting the first weekly radio talk show about design on the Internet. The show is titled “Design Matters with Debbie Millman” and it is now featured on In addition to “Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design,” (HOW Books, 2009, she is the author of "How To Think Like A Great Graphic Designer" (Allworth Press, 2007) and “The Essential Principles of Graphic Design” (Rotovision, 2008).

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