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Steve Jobs in 47 minutes – fascinating…


A great short documentary on typography creation, use and more from PBS Arts in the US (sourced from Frog)

Objectified: Jonathan Ive

Firstly, if you haven’t seen Objectified, a film by Gary Huswit, I would strongly recommend it as it covers a multitude of designs and gives at least a glimpse into the thinking and processes that some of design’s top proponents go through.

One of my favourite designers is definitely Apple’s Jonathan Ive. He doesn’t speak often but does have a five-minute segment in Objectified and here it is …

Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster

I wasn’t sure what I expected from Metallica’s Some Kind Of Monster documentary. I had heard the tales that it was like a spoof (yes that one) and to be honest some of the therapy scenes grate but I did find myself fascinated by the genuine problems these guys were facing. OK, their lives are surreal with starting over involving auctioning off paintings worth millions of dollars and taking a year off (and why not?) but under the glitz and madness I was genuinely touched that these three guys were really straining to get back to what it was all really about – simply making music.

It could have been edited down by about 30% and you would have had a magnificent documentary that happened to be about a rock band but essentially was a study on men suddenly finding themselves grown up and wonder why on earth they were still in a gang and standing at a crossroads, trying to decide which direction to take.

I’m probably hitting that stage myself, hence the resonance, but this was well worth watching and Metallica really do rock.

Looks like a really interesting documentary re design and better still it includes the elusive and intriguing Apple design chief Jonathan Ives.

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