Marian Bantjes

Interview Contributor / Designer / Canada /

Marian Bantjes lives and works from an island off the West coast of Canada, near Vancouver. She has been variously described as a typographer, designer, artist, and writer; her work is a visual treat and an intellectual tease; a manifestation of obsession, beauty, complexity and surprise. An extensive monograph of her work, Pretty Pictures, was published by Thames & Hudson and Metropolis Books in the fall of 2013, to critical acclaim. Her 2010 book, I Wonder (published by Thames & Hudson and The Monacelli Press, 2010) is an exploration of the marriage of word and image, written and illuminated throughout: alternately mysterious, thoughtful, personal, and funny. It, along with several other pieces or her work, is included in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (Smithsonian) in New York. Much of Marian's work has been published in books and magazines around the world, and she has lectured on her work at over 100 conferences and events worldwide since 2006. In 2010 she spoke at the renowned TED Conference in Long Beach, California. In 2008, she was accepted as a member of the prestigious international design organization, Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI), and 2010 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Canada.

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By Marian Bantjes November 12, 2013

The book that graphic designer and typographer Marian Bantjes finds “abominably bad,” why she can't choose a favorite book character, and many more of her answers to The Proust Questionnaire—Book Edition.

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