Graphic designer Michael Bierut, who created Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign logo, discusses the heated reaction to his design and why logos get people so worked up. The Academy Awards are this Sunday, and FIDM curator and fashion historian Kevin Jones looks at the nominees for best costume design. Sandy Powell has been nominated for two films, and shares the ideas behind her costumes for Carol and Cinderella, tracing her influences to Lindsay Kemp and David Bowie. And Avishay Artsy tours LACMA's latest acquisition, the Sheats-Goldstein Residence designed by John Lautner, with James Goldstein, Michael Govan and others.
FROM THIS EPISODE
Reactions were mixed to last week's unveiling of the logo for the LA 2024 Olympics bid. Graphic designer Michael Bierut, who created Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign logo, discusses the fierce reaction to his design and why logos get people so worked up.
The 2015 Academy Award nominees for best costume design are Carol (Sandy Powell), Cinderella (Sandy Powell), The Danish Girl (Paco Delgado), Mad Max: Fury Road (Jenny Beavan) and The Revenant (Jacqueline West). Kevin Jones is curator and costume historian at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in downtown LA. The school has costumes from the nominated movies on display. He tells us what made the costumes in these films so unique.
Sandy Powell has the rare distinction of being nominated twice in the best costume design category for this year's Oscars. She designed costumes for two nominees, Carol and Cinderella. Powell designs for film and theater and got her start in movies working for avant-garde filmmakers Derek Jarman and Sally Potter. She works regularly with Martin Scorsese and Todd Haynes, director of Carol, but traces her influences back to David Bowie.
Sandy Powell, costume designer
Last week LACMA announced it has received a big gift - a house in the slopes above Beverly Hills designed by John Lautner. He is the architect who got his start working for Frank Lloyd Wright and went on to design astounding homes that helped seal LA's reputation as a laboratory for experimental houses. The Sheats-Goldstein Residence was built in the early 60's for an artist, Helen Sheats, and her husband Paul, a university professor. It changed hands and was bought by James Goldstein in 1972. He worked with John Lautner to restore and adapt the house. DnA producer Avishay Artsy toured the house last week and met its owner.
Avishay Artsy, Producer, DnA: Design and Architecture (@heyavishay)
James Goldstein, fashion, basketball and architecture enthusiast (@jamesfgoldstein)
Michael Govan, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (@LACMA)
Bette Jane Cohen, filmmaker (@Bettejayne)