Metropolis’s “Fearsome Foursome” Celebrates a Decade in Design

From left: Paul Makovsky, Martin Pedersen, Kristi Cameron, and Criswell Lappin

The architecture and design community has undergone dramatic changes in the last ten years–but here at Metropolis, the core editorial team covering those changes has remained remarkably steady. Since 2000, four people–senior editor Kristi Cameron, creative director Criswell Lappin, editorial director Paul Makovsky, and executive editor Martin Pedersen–have been at the center of the magazine’s mission to critically cover all aspects of design. And last night we threw them a party! Scroll on for photos from the event; and stay tuned for video clips of the festivities, coming soon.

IMG_5492Metropolis’s editor in chief, Susan Szenasy, introduces the legendary art director and ad man George Lois, who praised the “fearsome foursome” behind the magazine.


The prolific design writer Steven Heller also spoke about the Metropolis team–without whom, he said, “there would be much less excellent design journalism and a lot less raised consciousness about design, both in terms of its criticism and its reportage.”

IMG_5507Metropolis’s creative director, Criswell Lappin, and George Lois


The magazine would like to thank the Mohawk Group for the hosting the event, and all of the Metropolis contributors, staffers, and supporters who came out to help us celebrate.

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