Los Angeles designer Deborah Sussman is 82 and still full of the tireless talent and energy that made her an environmental design pioneer. The Woodbury School of Architecture has launched, “Deborah Sussman Loves Los Angeles” that focuses on a large portion of the Los Angeles designer’s early work. I asked Sussman to sum up her relationship to this show.
Just returned from the MODA (Museum of Design Atlanta) exhibition Paul Rand: Defining Design, and if you have any reason to be in Atlanta do not miss it. Culled from many collections are original collages and comps for some key work and many printed pieces that will surprise even the most avid Rand-fan. Here are some highlights.
This week designers have a special treat, if they’re in New York, and have the urge to see movies about design and designers. The 2013 Architecture & Design Film Festival (the fifth) is set to open tonight (go here) at the Tribeca Cinemas until October 20. So, I’ve taken time out of festival founder and director Kyle Bergman’s busy schedule to ask him about his hopes for the festival and its films.
R.O. Blechman’s life’s work in on view at “The Masters Series: R.O Blechman” at SVA’s Chelsea Gallery, the first major retrospective representing illustrations and editorial cartoons, animations and graphic novels. The exhibition, which is open from October 2 through November 2 at 601 West 26th Street, New York City. This is a must see, and this is a must read.