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Monday, August 25, 2008

The Intersection of Imagination and Desire

deep glamour

The amazing Virginia Postrel has launched a fabulous new website called DeepGlamour, which explores the magic of glamour in its many manifestations, from movies, fashion, and advertising to real estate, politics, and sports.

The intersection of imagination and desire, DeepGlamour is a spinoff of Virginia's research for a book on glamour that she is writing for The Free Press. It is her way to try out ideas, interview interesting people, and get feedback from readers. It also gives her a chance to apply my ideas about glamour to time-sensitive subjects.

In case you don't know, Virginia Postrel is the author of two must-read books: The Substance of Style and The Future and Its Enemies. She is also a contributing editor and columnist for The Atlantic Monthly. She has been an economics columnist for The New York Times, a columnist for Forbes and its companion technology magazine Forbes ASAP, and, from 1989 to 2000, the editor of Reason magazine. She is truly amazing.

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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 FastCompany.com 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 DesignObserver.com. 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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