Margaret Swendseid

Michael Vanderbyl: Multimedia Communicator, Design Advocate

A profile on Michael Vanderbyl, principal of Vanderbyl Design and president of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA).

Michael Vanderbyl, principal of Vanderbyl Design and president of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), characterizes the graphic designer as a sprinter. The furious pace of managing numerous projects keeps one’s design muscles active and the work fresh, he claims. Architects, on the other hand, are long-distance runners who must sustain energy over a period of time. Based in…

Béhar and Bouroullec: Unconventional, Extraordinary Design

Metropolis Magazine held its second annual conference, “Design Entrepreneurs: the Next Generation II,” May 17 at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). The event featured emerging designers who discussed their approaches to business and creativity. One of the key sessions, “Unconventional Approaches: Re-thinking Design,” featured two rising international luminaries: Yves Béhar, of fuseproject, based in San Francisco; and Erwan Bouroullec,…

Metropolis Panel: Constructive Criticism

On May 17, Metropolis held the one-day seminar Design Entrepreneurs: the Next Generation II at the 2004 International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. As part of the event, Susan Szenasy, editor in chief of Metropolis, conducted a session called “Constructive Criticism,” whereby some leading design authorities evaluated a sampling of exhibitor works, suggesting ways to improve and market the…