Marian Bantjes

Recent articles about Marian Bantjes

Reputations: Marian Bantjes

Issue 72, Summer 2009

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‘I’ve come close to working with a couple of agencies for very big brands, but either the money…

The decriminalisation of ornament

Issue 58, Winter 2005

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Spurned and marginalised for more than a century, decoration is enjoying a guilt-free renaissance

Slow print

Issue 77, Autumn 2010

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Allow plenty of time to read Marian Bantjes’ highly personal book debut.

Marian Bantjes: Ornamentality

Issue 58, Winter 2005

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For Marian Bantjes the most powerful ornament comes out of obsession and long hours of intense…

Magic box: craft and the computer

Issue 70, Winter 2008

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Long undervalued as a poor relation of art and design, craft is central once more. Essay by David…

Recent blog posts by Marian Bantjes

Autograph monograph

24 December 2013

A new book shows Marian Bantjes’ deep personal engagement with her work. Review of Pretty Pictures by Mark Porter.
Pretty Pictures covers the astonishing body of work Marian Bantjes produced over nine years after a radical mid-career reinvention. It is essentially a conventional monograph, but nothing about Bantjes is entirely conventional, writes Mark Porter.

Collaboratively speaking

14 October 2013

A report from day two of the AGI Open conference at London’s Barbican.
Day two of AGI Open kicked off with insights and wisdom about ‘collaborative practice’, write Pam Bowman and Matt Edgar.

Chat show

11 October 2013

Pam Bowman and Matt Edgar report from day one of the AGI Open conference in London, where the theme was ‘dialogue’
London’s AGI Open set out to shun the standard conference show-and-tell format, and to bring ‘dialogue’ to the stage, write Pam Bowman and Matt Edgar.

No pressure

15 April 2013

A glimpse at the ethos behind Alliance Graphique Internationale and the upcoming AGI Open London 2013
The public profile of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) is not especially high, which is a little surprising considering the members who belong to it, writes Tony Brook.

Made by Marian

13 February 2013

A glimpse of the 2013 Valentine’s Day card designed by Marian Bantjes.
Yes, it’s that time of year when certain graphic designers, art directors, editors and writers look out anxiously for an envelope with a Canadian stamp postmarked Bowen Island BC.