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“Ambition” by Tomek Bagiński
9 Jan 15
This short film by the Oscar-nominated director celebrates the Rosetta mission and the enduring ambition it took to land a vessel on a comet for the first time.
“DIS\CONNECT” by Doug Hindson
16 Jan 15
Doug Hindson pulls the strings to produce a short film about a modern topic with old storytelling tools.
Andrea Zittel: Art & Design
23 Jan 15
Art21 produces the first of a two-part documentary on Andrea Zittel. In this first installation she talks about “living in art”.
Andrea Zittel: Wagon Station Encampment
30 Jan 15
Art21 releases the second of a two-part documentary on Andrea Zittel. In this installation she talks about wagons and “sci-fi pioneer aesthetics”.
"Modern Love: Breaching the Seawall" by Adam Wells
6 Feb 15
Taken from the “Modern Love” column published in The New York Times, Adam Wells animates the story of a woman who falls in love in the Philippines.
"David Adjaye – Collaborations: Pitch Black" by Oliver Hardt
13 Feb 15
This excerpt from a new documentary on the architect David Adjaye goes inside his first project built in the US: the studio of artist Lorna Simpson.
Eyes wide open
20 Feb 15
Meet the real-life Margaret Keane, whose story is told in Tim Burton’s newest film, “Big Eyes”, which kicks off the FilmFest tonight.
Best of Nando's ads
26 Feb 15
Nando's makes the headlines as much for its ads as it does for its global Portuguese chicken chain. Here are some of the best.
"Project Phoenix" by FoxP2
6 Mar 15
Project Phoenix premiered at the Design Indaba FilmFest 2015. Here we bring you the full short film, which tells the inspiring story of ex-gang member Roger.
"The art of Andrzej Urbanski" by Rowan Pybus
13 Mar 15
A short film about how artist Andrzej Urbanski experiments with colour in technically precise paintings made on the street and in his studio.
"Iron Sky" by Daniel Wolfe
20 Mar 15
Winner at SXSW, this music video directed by Daniel Wolfe is a harrowing accompaniment to Paolo Nutini’s psych-rock song.
Quazi Design – How it all began
27 Mar 15
A charming stop-motion film that recounts the journey of Swaziland-based studio Quazi Design.
Milton Glaser: “Do no harm”
10 Apr 15
In this short documentary by Poppy de Villeneuve for “The New York Times”, Milton Glaser says a “Hippocratic Oath” of design has guided his work.
"Dinosigning" by Max Litvinov
17 Apr 15
In this strange short film by Russian animator Max Litvinov, a woman creates an alternate reality filled with dinosaurs.
"Kid Warrior: The Story" by Vanessa Black
24 Apr 15
This short documentary, in celebration of Earth Day this week, tells the remarkable story of a longhaired teen who is taking on the American oil industry.
“Agrabagrabah” by Calvin Frederick
8 May 15
Calvin Frederick’s hallucinatory short film is remarkable for the fact that it was made using no visual special effects.
“Behind the Biennale” by Oscar Boyson
15 May 15
Director Oscar Boyson makes a hilarious and informative short film mapping the cultural influence of the 120-year-old Venice Biennale.
“Cream on Chrome” by Steve Scott and Will Sweeney
22 May 15
A vintage-inspired sci-fi animation for “Cream on Chrome”, NYC duo Ratatat’s first song in five years.
"Bach: The Well Tempered Clavier" by Alan Warburton
29 May 15
Alan Warburton gives classical music a digital twist in this 3D-animated interpretation of Bach’s “The Well Tempered Clavier”.
An interview with one of the world's top infographic designers
5 Jun 15
Neanderthal anatomy, supercaves, albatrosses and China's Forbidden City – as an information designer, Juan Velasco says you have to understand it all.
“Black Lake” by Björk is as harrowing as it sounds
12 Jun 15
Björk’s latest video release, set in Icelandic caves, is a mix of tech and tears.
You either love it or hate it, say Barbican residents
19 Jun 15
The Barbican Estate in London has divided opinion ever since it was built after the Second World War. But how do its residents feel about living there?
Julia Veldman’s short captures the madness of Russian Absurdism
3 Jul 15
"Andrej”, a short film illustrated and animated by Julia Veldman, is inspired by the literature of Russian absurdists.
Meet Steve Frykholm, the poster boy of graphic design
10 Jul 15
From designing posters for an annual picnic to hanging in the MoMAs permanent collection, this short documentary looks at the notable career of Steve Frykholm.
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