Photo: Illustrator Christoph Niemann, from Abstract: The Art of Design.
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Mailers for and against Measure S
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If you live in Los Angeles these days, you may be feeling deluged by billboards and mailers for a March 7 ballot initiative called Measure S. The billboards supporting the measure promise to "save our neighborhoods." But what would be its actual impact on our cityscape? DnA sat down with Dick Platkin, a former planner for the city of Los Angeles who worked on the city's general plan, and Mark Vallianatos of the pro-development group Abundant Housing to find out what would happen to Frank Gehry's 8150 Sunset, BIG's 670 Mesquit, Palladium Residences, Vintage Westwood Horizons and other projects in LA if Measure S passes.
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Robert Gottlieb and Mark Vallianatos
If you've watched the Netflix show Chef's Table, you know that it's a gorgeously-shot documentary series about how chefs think about, taste and approach cooking. Now a new Netflix show Abstract: The Art of Design takes a similar approach to the world of designers. Over eight episodes you'll learn about the design processes, motivations and backgrounds of subjects including interior designer Ilse Crawford, illustrator Christoph Niemann and stage designer Es Devlin.
Architect Bjarke Ingels, from "Abstract: The Art of Design"
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DnA spoke to Scott Dadich, the show's creator and executive producer, and former editor-in-chief of Wired, about the handmade graphics of Paula Scher, architect Bjarke Ingels' optimism and Ralph Gilles love for real driving in an age of automation.
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