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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Reviews of Reviews

The masterful Andrew Kuo developed a chart-based music review for The New York Times. New York Magazine then responded with a chart-based review of his review. Just fabulous. (Click each image to see larger)

Review in the Times
Music Review by Andrew Kuo

Review of review in the Times in NY Magazine
Review of Andrew Kuo's review

Via Design Observer, by way of the brilliant Kevin Smith.


Blogger grizzard said...

It's amazing how the reviewing of art has become an art form itself!

These charts certainly demonstrate that deciphering a particular reviewer's vocabulary can be every bit as involving as listening/reading/watching the work being reviewed.

Is this a sign of frustrated artist's syndrome?

Incidentally, I've recently discovered your podcast and listened to nearly every episode. Your opening monologues are wonderful and your questions are probing; you're my new hero!

8/21/2008 01:57:00 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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