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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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