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    Abstract: The Art of Design

    Step inside the minds of the most innovative designers in a variety of disciplines and learn how design impacts every aspect of life.
    Starring:Olafur Eliasson, Neri Oxman, Ruth E. Carter
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    This visually rich documentary series earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction.

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    Abstract: The Art of Design


    Abstract: The Art of Design

    Watch Olafur Eliasson: The Design of Art. Episode 1 of Season 2.

    Olafur Eliasson creates sensory-rich immersive installations, including a lamp-lit sun at the Tate Modern and chunks of Arctic ice on city streets.

    Watch Neri Oxman: Bio-Architecture. Episode 2 of Season 2.

    Can we design our way out of an ecological crisis? At the MIT Media Lab, professor Neri Oxman cultivates new materials that emulate nature.

    Watch Ruth Carter: Costume Design. Episode 3 of Season 2.

    A visual storyteller and frequent Spike Lee collaborator, Ruth E. Carter won an Oscar for her Afrofuturistic costume design for "Black Panther."

    Watch Cas Holman: Design for Play. Episode 4 of Season 2.

    As founder of toy company Heroes Will Rise, Cas Holman crafts tools and objects designed to inspire kids (and adults) to play creatively.

    Watch Ian Spalter: Digital Product Design. Episode 5 of Season 2.

    On the heels of leading influential projects for Nike and Instagram, Ian Spalter explains the process of experimenting with new product designs.

    Watch Jonathan Hoefler: Typeface Design. Episode 6 of Season 2.

    While researching vintage watches as inspiration for a new font, Jonathan Hoefler delves into his work for Apple, Obama's "Change" campaign and more.

    Watch Christoph Niemann: Illustration. Episode 1 of Season 1.

    From New Yorker covers to Instagram sketches, illustrator Christoph Niemann plays with abstraction and interactivity -- and questions authenticity.

    Watch Tinker Hatfield: Footwear Design. Episode 2 of Season 1.

    Tinker Hatfield's background in architecture and athletics sparked his game-changing shoe designs for Nike, including the iconic Air Jordan series.

    Watch Es Devlin: Stage Design. Episode 3 of Season 1.

    Stage designer Es Devlin crafts evocative sets for concerts, operas, plays and runway shows using light, film, sculpture -- and even rain.

    Watch Bjarke Ingels: Architecture. Episode 4 of Season 1.

    Architect Bjarke Ingels unites function, fantasy and sustainability in “pragmatic utopian” designs like a clean power plant topped with a ski slope.

    Watch Ralph Gilles: Automotive Design. Episode 5 of Season 1.

    As Fiat Chrysler’s global head of design, Ralph Gilles steers the brand into the future with sleek new sports cars and a self-driving electric van.

    Watch Paula Scher: Graphic Design. Episode 6 of Season 1.

    Graphic designer Paula Scher paints with words, developing the visual language of iconic brands and institutions around the world.

    Watch Platon: Photography. Episode 7 of Season 1.

    Platon’s fearless portraits capture the souls of world leaders and ordinary people. A shoot with Gen. Colin Powell provides a window into his process.

    Watch Ilse Crawford: Interior Design. Episode 8 of Season 1.

    Interior designer Ilse Crawford creates spaces and objects that engage the senses and promote well-being, from high-end hotels to Ikea furniture.

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    Cerebral, Inspiring
    Olafur EliassonNeri OxmanRuth E. CarterCas HolmanIan SpalterJonathan HoeflerChristoph NiemannTinker HatfieldEs DevlinBjarke IngelsPaula ScherPlatonIlse CrawfordRalph Gilles

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