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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Love Story: My Best Friend Marian

Patrick Burgoyne at Creative Review invited the brilliant Marian Bantjes the opportunity to create a Monograph that is sent out with subscription editions of the magazine.

For Marian, it was an opportunity to create new pieces that she titled Love Stories. Each piece is an illustrated text of the story of someone that she loves, and it includes pieces about her mom, her brother, her dad, her dentist, cake and boys, among others. She spent 3 solid weeks on it, and nearly burned herself out. They are quite amazing.

Love Stories



A Gift

The entire piece is featured here. Thank you, Marian!


Blogger ingrid said...

how wonderful.

7/29/2008 11:45:00 AM  
Blogger Mary Campbell said...

simply beautiful.

7/29/2008 12:50:00 PM  
Blogger Dorothy Snarker said...

God, that cake one is AMAZING! Thanks for sharing.

7/29/2008 04:15:00 PM  
Blogger minus five said...

marian is kind of good at what she does.

7/29/2008 05:03:00 PM  
Blogger The Book Designer said...

absolutely brilliant and hypnotizing stuff. Great post.

8/04/2008 01:44:00 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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