10.10.19
Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand | Audio

Episode 112: The Sweet Smell of Succession


Michael and Jessica talked a bit about HBO’s Succession during its first season, and this week, they return for a closer look. Michael and Jessica talk through each member of the Roy family, who represent a typology of bad clients, from idealistic, petty Connor to impotent Cousin Greg. Of the profane, patriarch Logan Roy, Michael says,
You’re going to do his bidding. It could be for good, it’s likely for evil, and you may or may not get paid by him — or any of these other people — but he’s the one who can actually make something happen.
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Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand Jessica Helfand, a founding editor of Design Observer, is an award-winning graphic designer and writer. A former contributing editor and columnist for Print, Eye and Communications Arts magazine, she is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale and a recent laureate of the Art Director’s Hall of Fame. Jessica received both her BA and MFA from Yale University where she has taught since 1994. In 2013, she won the AIGA medal.

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