6 November 2010
A sense of wonder
Video clips from Marian Bantjes’ Eye talk at St Bride Library in London
On 5 October, Marian Bantjes spoke to a sold-out audience at the St Bride Library in London about her book, I Wonder. Here are four
short video clips from the recent talk, organised by Eye and the Friends of St Bride.
Bantjes talks about her mid-life crisis and her acceptance into the design community, eventually leading to her success. ‘I found that I was actually making a living doing something that I love … and that’s success.’
Bantjes describes her feelings on detail, ornamentation, wonder, religion - summing up some of the basic elements of her book nicely. 'Anyone who's ever wandered into one of the magnificent Gothic cathedrals feels wonder... This is not accidental and it's not mystical. It IS designed.'
Bantjes talks about her views on typography – she is ‘essentially conservative' with type.
Showing spreads from I Wonder, Bantjes explains some of the ideas behind the book’s chapters.
Eye magazine is available from all good design bookshops and at the online Eye shop, where you can order subscriptions, single issues and back issues.