Maeda Matters


A fitting season finale for Debbie Millman’s radio show “Design Matters” is last week’s episode with John Maeda, who possesses all the high-minded design intellectualism of someone with a Ph.D. but can explain things in everyday language with precious wit and a smile. Plus, Maeda is, we think, the only graphic designer ever to be featured in Esquire (as one of the 21 most important people for the century of which we are now six years in). If you haven’t already, soak up his take on Simplicity.