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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Love Story: Marian Bantjes' Brilliance

I can't possibly say enough about my friend Marian's brilliance. Aside from the fact that I love her madly (which is besides the point, really); I am constantly overwhelmed, impressed, inspired and just plain awed by her talent. Plus she is a kick ass friend, comrade, sister and soul mate.

Five of us at Sterling were lucky enough to be among the 150 people she sent original, hand made Valentines to. This is what mine looks like, followed by what Lisa Grant's looks like.



For a peek at all 150 Valentines, here is a link which includes a full description of the daunting endeavor.

And just when you thought Marian couldn't possibly get any more brilliant, here is a link to another project we worked on together.

Happy Valentine's Day!


Blogger minus five said...

tell your buddy that that poster is pretty sweet. so is the fact that she made 150 different valentines.

even still, you should have seen what i was going to bring you at lunch today.

2/14/2007 03:06:00 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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