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Three Things I Learnt from Abstract: Art of Design – Episode 8

The final episode of Abstract: Art of Design is about Ilse Crawford – Interior Designer from London. Ilse is a designer, author and a teacher. Professionally, she’s perhaps best known for her work with IKEA. Here are the three takeaways from the episode. It all starts with a vision. Like so many other artists covered in this series before her, all her work starts with vision too. Ilse knows what she wants the visitors to her place to feel like. […]

Three Things I Learnt From Abstract: The Art of Design – Episode 7

Ever since I started watching this series, this is the one episode that I have been really looking forward to. It did not disappoint. The episode is about Planton Antoniou, a British portrait photographer currently practicing in New York. To call him a portrait photographer though, would be a massive understatement. Soul photographer seems to be a more apt way to describe him. If you’ve seen his work, you’ll remember him. Next time you see a Platon print, you’ll know […]

Three Things I Learnt From Abstract: Art of Design – Episode 5

The fifth episode of Netflix’s Abstract Art of Design is about Ralph Gilles, the Head of global design at Chrysler. Originally from Canada, Ralph joined Chrysler in 1992 and was the lead designer behind the iconic Chrysler 300. Here are three things that I learned from this episode. Follow your dream Son of Haitian immigrants, Ralph started sketching car designs at a young age. in 1987, at age of 17, he sent his designs to the legendary Lee Iacocca at […]

Three Things I Learnt From Abstract: The Art of Design – Episode 6

Episode 6 of Abstract: The Art of Design featured the now legendary graphic designer, Paula Scher. Among other designs, she is the one who created the iconic Citibank logo and also the Windows 8 logo. Although my memory can be rather sketchy at times – I think this episode was perhaps the most enjoyable so far. Paul is one cool chick 🙂 Here are three things insights from the episode that I picked up. Language of Design Early in the […]