Berman's book was required reading in my introductory Design class, so when I found the opportunity to chat with him about his work and his mission, I took it. Here's the first of a series of posts which have me asking some great doers and thinkers, what was it that changed the course of their lives. Great stories. Thanks to Good for giving me a great excuse to talk with some heroes.
On one Friday night dinner at the Berman household in Ottawa, Canada, designer and typographer David Berman was deep in conversation with his father, a research chemist.
“I was sitting with my father and I was talking about the idea of how social action is not optional and how to use one’s professional life to leave a legacy of goodness," says Berman. "And we figured out that 95 percent of designers that have ever lived are alive right now." [read more]