Yesterday, my friend and design colleague, Alex Bendiken, shared a video of Paula Scher he saw from the post Picasso, Paula Scher, and the lifetime behind every second on the Signal vs. Noise blog.
In fact, upon visiting Hillman Curtis' video section to see Paula's video, I found several other short video documentaries with graphic design greats, and watched all of them in a single sitting.
What a wonderful collection of inspirational videos!
I especially enjoyed the video of David Carson, one of the brash, rebelious designers I followed when I started my professional design career in 1989. Carson had this wild, interpretive design which featured typography pushed into completely new directions. It was Carson who inspired me to push my typography a little farther — check out his video to see the wild designs he's come up with over the years.
Thanks Adobe and Hillman Curtis for creating the Artist Series films — please keep them coming! I'd love to see more interviews of great designers, including Neville Brody, Rudy van der Lans, Charles S. Anderson, Joe Duffy, Jonathan Ive, and the many other design leaders, while they're still alive!