Depending when you read this, Netflix has just released or will be releasing a new show (a documentary series) about Design and I couldn’t be more excited to check it out and thought it would be a perfect fit for you my awesome readers, the designers, drafters, engineers, tech lovers etc.. that follow the blog. I only just heard about the show a week ago and was surprised I hadn’t seen anything earlier so I wanted to make sure I let you all know and at the very least shared the Trailer and a bit of info about it with you.
On February 10th the first season of their new series Abstract: The Art of Design (produced by Wired’s former Editor-in-chief Scott Dadich) will be available to stream on the online service. If the tagline/description “Step inside the minds of the most innovative designers in a variety of disciplines and learn how design impacts every aspect of life.” is anything to go by, I can already tell I’m going to be hooked from the start. I’m a sucker for documentaries in general and a docu series focusing on design and the related technology couldn’t be more in my (and I assume yours as well) wheelhouse.
The show is being described as similar to Chef’s Table (A cooking-focused series on Netflix that I’ve heard is great) except for design, covering fields like: Graphic Design, photography, shoe design, illustration and Car design to name a few. They’ve also been able to follow and talk to big names in each field including the designer of Air Jordans for Nike and a head designer as Chrysler.
Check out the trailer below:
I know I’ll be tuning in come February 10th and will likely be posting some updates here on the blog and to twitter. Will you be checking out Abstract? And what other Design focused documentaries or shows would you recommend? Let me know in the comments or send me a tweet!
Cheers and happy drafting!
PS. Have you seen my post about the Rise of Digital Drafting Tables and the future of how we design?