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Time Machines: Daniel Weil and the Art of Design

Film & Motion Graphics, Exhibition Design

A film about Daniel Weil's exhibition at London's Design Museum, in which he shares his thoughts on the nature of design, creative activity and making time.

In 2014 the Design Museum hosted Time Machines: Daniel Weil and the Art of Design, an exhibition chronicling Daniel Weil’s work both past and present. Running from 14 May – 25 August, the exhibition was a cross-section of 30 years of Weil’s processes and projects, showing his influences, inspirations and ethos.

During the exhibition Pentagram filmed Weil in the show, observing and interacting with his work. A year on, we released this short video with commentary from Weil about the nature of design, creative activity and making time. The film introduces the show to new audiences, and gives deeper insight to those who have already visited.

The show was curated by Martina Margetts, Senior Tutor in Critical & Historical Studies, Royal College of Art.

Weil previously explored the practice of design in his first film, Drawing the Process. Here he explains the importance of sketchbooks and drawings when recording and progressing ideas – as he states in the film, “drawing is thinking made visible.”

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