Marian Bantjes
Graphic Artist

Marian Bantjes lives and works from an island off the West coast of Canada, near Vancouver. She has been variously described as a typographer, designer, artist and writer, and her book, “I Wonder” (published by Thames & Hudson, 2010) encompasses all four. Like much of her work, it is a visual treat and an intellectual tease; a manifestation of obsession, an object of beauty; alternately mysterious, thoughtful, personal and funny. Marian’s work has been published in books and magazines around the world, and is included in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (Smithsonian) in New York. She has lectured on her work worldwide, and in 2010 she spoke at the renowned TED Conference in Long Beach, California. In 2008, she was accepted as a member of the prestigious international design organization, Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).