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Monday, March 24, 2008

Why I Love Miranda July

Miss July

This instructional video, How To Make a Button, was made by Miranda July and Saul Levitz. July also directed the award-winning film Me and You and Everyone We Know in addition to several shorter movies. Her website describes her as a "performance artist"--all of which is true--but we know her best from her pieces of fiction and the slim yellow collection of them she put out last year titled No One Belongs Here More Than You, the cover of which was designed by my dear friend John Fulbrook III.

Directed & Edited by Saul Levitz

Written & Performed by Miranda July

Guest Performance by Xochi Ong

Shot by Hisham Abed

Via the always wonderful Dorothy Surrenders


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Miranda July is no Annie Hall. Come to think of it, she's no Diane Keaton. Actually, she's not much of an artist. All in all, I'd say she's a waste of time.
But she sure is cute as a button, ain't she?

3/25/2008 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Miranda July is a great artist. If you watch Me and You and Everyone We Know you'll be able to realize the incredible attention she pays to detail and the simplicity of the script that at the same time says so much about the characters and the way in which they interact with each other.
I believe she's a very promising director even if this little video is not a very complex work of art, I cannot wait to see more of her work.

1/05/2009 02:10:00 AM  

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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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