Stage Design in a Pandemic

(Harvard GSD): With Fidelio, Barkow Leibinger grapples with translating the immersive experience of theater to a 2D screen… When renowned US-German architecture firm Barkow Leibinger was approached by the Oscar-winning actor Christoph Waltz to help realize the stage design for Beethoven’s opera, Fidelio, in honor of the composer’s 250th birthday, the set they conceived for Vienna’s Theater … Continue reading Stage Design in a Pandemic

Misan Harriman on how to change the internet

The Impression: Misan Harriman is the first black male photographer to shoot a cover for British Vogue in its 104-year history. This is at once both celebratory moment – but also shameful that it has taken so long. Now, through his own digital platform, Harriman has some important insights to share for the fashion industry…

A Design For Life

Observer Design: subverting existing patterns and drawing together new stories with APFEL… From the grille of their east London studio onwards, you get a sense of graphic designers Kirsty Carter and Emma Thomas’ approach. Their agency name is written in letters sketched specifically for the metalwork, and produced according to the proportions of the golden … Continue reading A Design For Life