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The Man Who Designed Manhattan

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 16, 2015

Michael Bierut, How To

Michael Bierut is popping off right now. The School of Visual Arts recently honored him with their Masters Series Award, which includes an exhibition of his work that runs until early November. And he’s also out with a new book with a large title, How to Use Graphic Design to Sell Things, Explain Things, Make Things Look Better, Make People Laugh, Make People Cry, and (Every Once in a While) Change the World.

Update: Bierut’s brief interview in the WSJ is worth a read. I enjoyed his Jack Donaghy-esque take on NYC work fashion:

I always wear a necktie to work. I didn’t claw my way all the way from Ohio just to dress like a farmer.

And his love for Wile E. Coyote:

He had this endless faith and brand loyalty and never thought to try the competition even though Acme products failed him time and time again.

Although in fairness, the deck was stacked against the Coyote (see rule #7). (via @PaulAntonson)