INTERVIEWS WITH MAARTEN BAAS, DROR BENSHETRIT, GIULIO CAPPELLINI,
MILTON GLASER, ROSS LOVEGROVE, STEFAN SAGMEISTER,
MASSIMO VIGNELLI, & TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA
“When people talk about design, they’re really talking about, technically,
everything in the universe that has to do with intent.” —Milton Glaser
“Design is by its very nature free. There is nothing in design that says
certain things must be done in a certain way.” —Tokujin Yoshioka
“It will always be up to good designers to correct the public opinion
and promote quality.” —Massimo Vignelli
What’s on the minds of the world’s leading designers? What matters most to them right now? And how do they interpret the changes and constants of today’s culture?
Through thoughtful interviews, Design Voices offers a snapshot of the modern design world, and reminds us of the craft’s poetic, pragmatic, and altruistic potential. This eclectic collection includes conversations with design legends, rising stars, graphic designers, industrial designers, and those who defy categorization. In their own words, eight of today’s most intriguing and prolific designers—Milton Glaser, Massimo Vignelli, Stefan Sagmeister, Giulio Cappellini, Ross Lovegrove, Tokujin Yoshioka, Dror Benshetrit, and Maarten Baas—reflect on the state of modern design, and reveal the vast possibilities that the term designer carries with it today.
Gathered over two months at the end of 2011, Design Voices provides a rare and timely glimpse inside the minds of individuals whose work and sensibilities make the world a far more interesting, beautiful, and, often, hopeful place.
Design Voices is available now for purchase through Amazon.
Interviews by Anna N. Carnick, edited by Jeremy Lehrer.