Freeday | 3 Design Channels to Watch
It’s Friday, time for a free-for-all post about some interesting things I saw this week. (P.S. I do have a TBT and MCM post I plan to share when I get home. Look out for those to be published sometime on Monday.) Moving on~
Like most people, I consume the majority of my entertainment online; typically via YouTube or Netflix. Recently, out of necessity to curate content for the blog, I’ve been watching a ton of videos related to art and design. Of which, I would like to share a few with you today!
Obviously Netflix naturally has the upper hand in long form series or documentary formatted video, but since the service does require a subscription, I will abstain from recommending their content in this post. However, Youtube is much better in delivering a significant quantity and diversity to art and design oriented videos than Netflix anyway. The quality really depends on the individual channel, but I find the short form video edits much more beneficial in absorbing the information presented. For example,
I don’t recall reading vanity fair to any extensive depths, but if their magazines are anything like their YouTube channel, I may have to re-evaluate my life decisions. I’ve become obsessed with their movie centric breakdown videos lately. None more so than the movie poster design critiques. If you’ve ever wanted to understand the formulaic and psychological decisions designers establish to create movie posters, then look no further.
I think many people are familiar with vox videos by scrolling through their newsfeed on Facebook. Though the company often publishes videos political in nature, they actually have a wonderful playlist of videos entitled “Behind the Design”. This playlist introduces viewers to how design is incorporated in infrastructure, architecture, society, art, and everything else that contributes to the human experience. Check out how designers use nature to elevate and improve technology with the bullet train. I thought it was especially personal since I see these trains daily. Still impressive.
Among the three on this list, cheddar is by far the most recent addition. However, it’s familiar editing format(like genius or seeker) is ideal for delivering some really intriguing content largely related to social science and technology. This video about the effects of low-fi hip hop on study patterns came across my feed earlier in the week. I think it was especially interesting because myself and many others are subscribed to the 24hr streaming low-fi hip hop channel, often listening along as we create our art.
Hopefully you find some great gems as you dig around on YouTube! What kind of videos do you watch on the platform? Do you have any recommendations? Leave a comment and share this post!
Until next time,