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My New Favorite Netflix Series

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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.

  1. Christoph Niemann: Illustration
  2. Tinker Hatfield: Footwear Design ( Nike ) 
  3. Es Devlin: Stage Design
  4. Bjarke Ingels: Architecture
  5. Ralph Gilles: Automotive Design
  6. Paula Scher: Graphic Design
  7. Platon: Photography
  8. 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.