My New Favorite Netflix Series
Abstract: The Art of Design
Netflix has a design series! I mean, I love cooking series like Chef's Table, and I'm a big House of Cards fan, but a series of design was due. Abstract: The Art of Design is a series of eight shows.
- Christoph Niemann: Illustration
- Tinker Hatfield: Footwear Design ( Nike )
- Es Devlin: Stage Design
- Bjarke Ingels: Architecture
- Ralph Gilles: Automotive Design
- Paula Scher: Graphic Design
- Platon: Photography
- Ilse Crawford: Interior Design
Unlike other series, I've been trying not to binge watch these, and spread them out over a few months. I started with Tinker Hatfield from Nike, then watched the Platon with my ( photographer ) husband Rick, then Ilse Crawford and interior design—she's working with Ikea among others.
Most recently watched Paula Scher, a partner at Pentagram, I didn't realize she was married to Seymour Chwast! They met when she was a student at Tyler School of Art and interviewed with Seymour at Pushpin Studios. Here's a fun interview of the power couple from Print Magazine.
She cracks me up, it's exactly the same at our house:
Print: Do you ever collaborate? Paula: We can’t collaborate at all. It’s a total disaster.
Print: How do you approach design-related decisions that you make as a couple in your daily lives? Paula: Seymour does whatever I tell him to do.