Creative Voices

Our series of documentary short films shines a spotlight on inspiring creative people—from a wide variety of disciplines, and from across the globe.

VISIONS NOT PREVIOUSLY SEEN: THE GROUNDBREAKING DESIGN WORK OF BARBARA STAUFFACHER SOLOMON

Barbara “Bobbie” Stauffacher Solomon is a big deal, but you wouldn't know it from talking to her. Mixing Swiss graphic design principles with West Coast Pop art stylings, Bobbie essentially created supergraphics, and in doing so shaped the history of design. 

NOTES FROM THE HEARTLAND: PHOTOGRAPHER DANNY WILCOX FRAZIER

Through his pictures, award-winning photographer Danny Wilcox Frazier provides a much-needed window into the often misunderstood American heartland. (Note: This video contains brief nudity.)

DISCOVERIES IN COLOR: THE ART OF CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ

Carlos Cruz-Diez is a world-renowned artist and one of the greatest living figures in kinetic and op art. He creates immersive works that invite viewers to reconsider how they perceive the world—and at 94 years old, he continues to evolve as an artist.

USING HER CAMERA FOR GOOD: ANNIE GRIFFITHS

When Annie Griffiths began working for National Geographic, she was one of the organization’s only female photographers. Since then, she’s travelled to more than 100 countries, and her work has appeared in many magazines and books and received major awards.

INTERNET-FAMOUS PETS

These pet parents have created a business around their animals—the business of making you smile. Their pets’ hundreds of thousands of followers on social media are a by-product of their original goal: bringing joy and laughter to friends (and then fans).  

DESIGNING MODERN: KARLSSONWILKER AND THE REMAI MODERN MUSEUM

A huge, world-class modern art museum recently opened in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. We went behind the scenes to see how New York design studio karlssonwilker helped the Remai Modern brand and design this beautiful new space.

DESIGNER JONATHAN ADLER’S MODERN AMERICAN GLAMOUR

Jonathan Adler is many things—designer, author, entrepreneur, and tastemaker—but he defines himself, first and foremost, as a potter. Adler’s eponymous design company creates furniture and décor items defined by a bright, fanciful minimalism. 

TRASH POLKA: TRASHING THE RULES OF CONVENTIONAL TATTOO ART

Volker Merschky and Simone Pfaff call their boundary-breaking tattoo style “Trash Polka.” It combines contemporary art, photography, graphic design, typography, nature, and Adobe Photoshop CC.

MODERN NUDES FROM ANDY LO PÒ 

You can’t pigeonhole photographic artist Andy Lo Pò. We recently visited him as he created new images depicting male and female nudes.

COPPER POWER: FASHION DESIGNER SADIE CLAYTON

Sadie Clayton is a sculptural womenswear designer whose work features copper in many forms—in her fashion shows, models wear copper sheeting molded into avant-garde shapes, as well as luxurious fabrics influenced by the material.

DISRUPTING DOMESTICITY: JULIE BLACKMON’S IRREVERENT TAKE ON SMALL-TOWN FAMILY LIFE

Julie Blackmon’s slightly skewed images of family life in the Midwest—often populated by minimally supervised children in potentially hazardous yet comical situations—speak to the constant low-level anxiety familiar to pretty much any modern parent.

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