Michael Bierut answers all at DI2010

Maverick design writer, graphic designer and snappy conference MC, Michael Bierut answers DI2010 audience questions.

Maverick design writer, graphic designer and incisive conference MC, Michael Bierut answers questions from the Design Indaba Conference 2010 audience, submitted via SMS.

Whose quote is: “Everybody who is honest is interesting”?

That is from Stefan Sagmeister, who attributes it to Quentin Crisp. A good account of the source of the quote and the mural that Sagmeister created with it can be found here.

To Troika, Michael Bierut, Stefan G Bucher and Harry Pearce: How important is the skill of drawing to graphic design?

I think drawing is a lovely way to explore the visual world and was central to my education as a designer in the late 1970s. However, I’m not at all certain that it’s necessary for a designer to know how to draw today, and I’m sure that many successful young designers never draw, by hand at least, at all. It’s a pity, because they’re missing out on a real source of pleasure and learning.

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