Michael Bierut, recipient of the 2015 Masters Series Award, discusses his singular career in logo, graphic and exhibition design with MFA Design Co-Chair Steven Heller. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "The Masters Series: Michael Bierut," on view at the SVA Chelsea Gallery Tuesday, October 6, through Saturday, November 7.
Michael Bierut is widely admired in the creative world and beyond for his intelligent contributions to the design field, his expertise as a cultural critic and his tireless role as a mentor and educator. He has been a partner in the acclaimed design firm Pentagram since 1990, and his clients have included The New York Times, Saks Fifth Avenue, the New York City Department of Transportation, MIT Media Lab, Yale School of Architecture, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Penguin Random House, the New York Jets, the Robin Hood Foundation and Nuts.com. Bierut has won hundreds of design awards and his work is represented in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.