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Watch Design Documentary Abstract Without Netflix

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written by Johannes Ippen. founder of Human Deluxe, @johannesippen

One of the best documentaries in design is definitely the Netflix production “Abstract” – you know, the one that you never watch because your significant other wants to see The Office instead? Earlier this year, Netflix released the whole thing for free on Youtube.

So, if you have some time on Friday afternoon (or on the weekend), watch these episodes (in this particular order):

Architect Bjarke Ingels

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

Illustrator Christoph Niemann

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

Design Legend Paula Scher

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

Sneaker Designer Tinker Hatfield

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

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