Abstract: The Art of Design

Finally! A documentary about the “mysterious” act of design and the creative process. I recommend the hell out of this new Netflix documentary which tells the stories of designers from different contexts in each episode and each is more inspiring than the other. Even though it is literally everywhere, design has not really been much of a matter of attention as the culinary, the arts, or technology. This documentary is a hope for better acknowledgement.

Did you know that legendary designer of Nike, Tinker Hatfield was a former architect and designed the first pair of Air Max influenced by the Centre Georges Pompidou building? Or that the name behind great concerts, high fashion shows and all sorts of stage events was a clever stage designer called Es Devlin (such as those of Beyonce, Kanye West, Adele, Muse, The Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, Take That, Depeche Mode…)? Here’s her portfolio which I promise is intriguing. 

I will post some further information about some of the individuals as I watch the whole thing but it has made a really good job inspiring me so far with amazing stories from people who did just a little more than expected.

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