Thursday, October 10, 2019

Designer's Watch List -- "Abstract: The Art of Design" on Netflix

Netflix recently launched the second season of its documentary series about designers and design called Abstract: The Art of Design.

I think it's a must-watch show for designers and non-designers alike.  Each episode features a deep dive into a particular designer's process and personal background that gives a strong sense of what drives that person and their design practice.

Each episode of Abstract is a self-contained mini-documentary that reflects the personality and approach of each designer (ranging from costume designers to typographers to toymakers) so every show has its own unique flavor.

I especially liked the shows from the current season that featured toy designer Cas Holman and one of my favorite modern artists, Olafur Eliasson.  Highly recommended!

You can view the Season 2 trailer of Abstract below or on YouTube.

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