Pentagram’s Paula Scher is featured in the new documentary series “Abstract: The Art of Design,” now streaming on Netflix. The show explores the lives and ideas of leading figures in design and architecture, with each episode focusing on a single creator and their practice. Scher’s entry, directed by the noted documentary filmmaker Richard Press (“Bill Cunningham New York”), looks at the influence New York City has had on the designer’s work, her lifelong love of typography, and the map paintings she creates alongside her client projects.
Other figures featured in the eight-episode first season of the series include the illustrator Christoph Neimann, architect Bjarke Ingels, stage designer Es Devlin, photographer Platon, automobile designer Ralph Gilles, interior designer Ilse Crawford and shoe designer Tinker Hatfield. Watch the series here.