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Debbie Millman

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Debbie Millman is an American writer, educator, artist, curator, and designer who is best known as the host of the podcast Design Matters.
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How We Fight for Our Lives
A Memoir
Saeed Jones - 2019-10-08
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This striking memoir by poet Saeed Jones explores the intersection of sex, race, and power in his coming-of-age story as a young, black, gay man in the South. Through powerful vignettes and a blend of poetry and prose, Jones examines his relationships with family, lovers, friends, and strangers as he fights to carve out a place for himself in the world. How We Fight for Our Lives is an essential read for anyone interested in race, queerness, power, and vulnerability.
Debbie Millman
In honor of the paperback pub-day of Saeed Jones brilliant, multiple award-winning book "How We Fight For Our Lives," here is a link to our candid conversation on Design Matters: @theferocity      source
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Life Doesn't Frighten Me
Maya Angelou - 1993-02-06
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"Life Doesn't Frighten Me" is a beautifully illustrated celebration of courage, featuring the poetry of Maya Angelou and the art of Basquiat. Both artists explore the fanciful imaginings of childhood through a childlike style and offer inspiring biographies. This book serves as an excellent introduction to both poetry and contemporary art.
Debbie Millman
Thanks to @michaelbierut, I’ve accepted the #BookCover2019 challenge from @kioskfonts, sharing 7 book covers w/o any explanations, tagging a new person every day. With this book by Maya Angelou w/illustrations by Jean-Michel Basquiat, I’m passing the challenge on to @jhsilverman      source
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Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works
Erik Spiekermann - 2002-01-01 (first published in 1993)
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Explore the fascinating world of typography with this design classic that has been inspiring designers for over 20 years. In the third edition, renowned designer Erik Spiekermann includes a new chapter on mobile and web typography, and updates the book with new images and referenced typefaces. Learn how to work with type, choose the best typeface, and express yourself more effectively through design with Spiekermann's engaging and commonsense approach. A must-read for anyone who uses type (which is almost everyone these days).
Debbie Millman
The great typographer Eric Spiekermann’s book.      source
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James Joyce - 1990-01-01 (first published in 1922)
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This modern literary masterpiece loosely follows the Odyssey and captures a single day in the life of ordinary Dubliners in 1904. With experimental techniques ranging from interior monologues to exuberant wordplay and earthy humor, it pushes Celtic lyricism and vulgarity to splendid extremes. A major achievement in 20th century literature.
Debbie Millman
I also really love a line from Ulysses, which is 'The longest way around is the shortest way home.'      source
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The Voice That Is Great Within Us
American Poetry of the Twentieth Century (Bantam Classics)
Hayden Carruth - 1983-09-01 (first published in 1981)
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Discover over 130 major American poets of the modern period, from Robert Frost to Gwendolyn Brooks, in this famous anthology. Featuring their notable works and short biographies, this book is a must-read for any poetry enthusiast.
Debbie Millman
A book that has influenced my life and one that I keep going back to over and over.      source