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a special podcast: matte stephens and irving harper

by Grace Bonney

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today i’m incredibly honored and humbled to share a podcast with one of the our country’s greatest designers, irving harper. designer matte stephens introduced and/or reminded a new generation of designers and design admirers to mr. harper’s work with his essay for d*s last october and today he’s sharing an interview he recorded with the designer via phone. the depth and quality of irving harper’s work is truly awe-inspiring and his dedication to both his craft and nature set a wonderful example for generations of artists to come. i’m endlessly thankful to matte for sharing this podcast with us and continuing to allow us to learn more about mr. harper through their friendship. the full podcast runs around 17 minutes; i would suggest listening to this on a lunch break or later at home when you have time to devote to mr. harper’s thoughts. i was moved deeply by both mr. harper’s words and matte‘s devotion to this great american artist- i hope you’ll find this interview equally inspiring. the full file is directly below, just click “play” to listen. thank you again to matte and mr. harper for sharing this intimate interview with us. [if you’d like to read matte’s original piece about irving harper just click here]

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