A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture.
In the crisis-stricken decades of the 1920s and 1930s, with the world at the tipping point between two global wars, design suggested dramatically different ideas about the shape of things to come, from the radical futurism of the Bauhaus to the British love affair with mock-Tudor architecture and the three-piece suite.
2/5 • The Genius of Design • 2010 • Design
From New Yorker covers to Instagram sketches, illustrator Christoph Niemann plays with abstraction and interactivity -- and questions authenticity.
S1E1 • Abstract: The Art of Design • 2017 • Design
Architect Piers Taylor and actress Caroline Quentin explore unusual homes built in or near areas of forest. After trips to properties near Madrid and the Catskill Mountains in New York State, they arrive in Piha, New Zealand, to a house built within an indigenous forest of pohutukawa trees. Navigating very strict environmental laws, this wooden-cladded and glass-roofed property mimics the branches of the surrounding trees, while its huge sliding glass walls open up to allow the surrounding forest to become an intrinsic part of the house itself.
S1E2 • The World's Most Extraordinary Homes • 2017 • Design
Explore the history of WoW with its creators, and journey into corners of Blizzard and the WoW community you’ve never seen before.
Graphic designer Paula Scher paints with words, developing the visual language of iconic brands and institutions around the world.
S1E6 • Abstract: The Art of Design • 2017 • Design
A tour of India includes an airy fortress, a fluid home with origami-like roofs, a new take on a tea plantation house and a lovely "patchwork" property.
S2E6 • The World's Most Extraordinary Homes • 2019 • Design