New Season of Design Matters Debuts Tomorrow

Ready your digital listening devices, design fans, because Design Matters is back! For its spring 2011 season, the delightful n’ insightful podcasting pioneer Debbie Millman (who, when not chatting up creative types, presides over AIGA and the design division of Sterling Brands and chairs the Master of Professional Studies Branding Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York) has rounded up the usual stellar group of interview subjects, including designer and SpotCo veteran Gail Anderson, Pentagram’s newest partner Eddie Opara, fashion journalist and MObama style chronicler Kate Betts, Adbusters founder Kalle Lasn, and writer Dominique Browning, the former editor-in-chief of House & Garden. The new season kicks off tomorrow at 2 p.m. Eastern and features a tête-à-tête with cultural trendspotter Rob Walker, who writes the “Consumed” column for The New York Times. And if you detect a certain buzz of excitement in tomorrow’s broadcast, it’s probably just the crowd of enraptured students. Having amassed an audience of approximately 200,000 listeners, Design Matters has moved from its original home in the Empire State Building to The Branding Studio at SVA, where it is recorded in front of a student audience.