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VIDEO PORTRAITS

Tiit Telmet

Video clips © CCCA
Erin Hayes 2006
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Design as a way of life

Telmet discusses his passion for design and explains why he's never worked a day in his life.

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Gottschalk and Ash (G & A) - Breaking Ground

Telmet explains why G & A was so celebrated and sought after in the late 60's and early 70's. Graphic design was in its infancy and G & A was breaking ground with their simplified, clean, clear, but conceptually driven approach.

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The beauty of working at G & A

Telmet describes the group of people driven to work at G & A as "passionate about producing good design". Egos, he says, didn't get in the way and it was a very cohesive environment where teamwork was central.

running time: 01:36

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Typography

Telmet explains the importance of developing solid typography skills and expresses concern about the lack of typography education in today's design programs.

running time: 01:11

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The introduction of the computer

Telmet discusses adapting to the computer and the advantages and disadvantages that came with its integration into the design world.
running time: 00:53

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Advice to students

Telmet discourages recent graduates from starting their own business. He stresses the value of being mentored and the importance of seeing how a studio is run.
running time: 01:19

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