Marian Bantjes is a typographer, designer, artist and writer. Working from a small island off the west coast of Canada, her personal and obsessive work has brought her international recognition. Her work has been published in books and magazines around the world and is included in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

In this interview with Debbie Millman, Bantjes discusses her most recent book, I Wonder (Monicelli and Thames & Hudson), her shift from typesetter to famous designer, ornament, secrets, cipher, coded text, causing pain to type purists and the importance of putting good work into the public sphere.

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Marian Bantjes

Marian Bantjes




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