Abstract: When Scott Dadich Meets Netflix

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Abstract Premiers on Netflix February 10th

“What’s important is the story. The message. The feeling. The connection. It’s design,” starts the trailer for Scott Dadich’s latest project. Abstract, an eight-part documentary series, focuses on the designs that shape the world around us.

Dadich, who announced his resignation from WIRED in December of 2016, partnered with Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom) and Dave O’Connor (RadicalMedia) to complete the series: “a team,” says Dadich in his January article, “of today’s best-known documentarians.”

Filmed in 4K for Netflix using a Red Epic Dragon camera, the docuseries is more than your typical graphic design documentary. Abstract will break the restraints of the “pretty” and “polished” feeling one might expect from design, and instead bring viewers into the real-life challenges creatives face every day.

Scott Dadich Abstract

Image courtesy of Netflix & Scott Dadich

Each episode focuses on one designer from eight different disciplines, including graphic design, photography, illustration, automobile design, architecture, interior design, set design and shoe design. Dive deep into the worlds of Paula Scher, Christoph Niemann, Platon and more as they share their stories and inspiration.

Dadich himself puts it best in WIRED, “I’m confident that the show will do more than just bring deeper meaning to things you can see and feel. … Abstract will help you understand the future by seeing the intent behind the objects that surround us—and the beauty in the decisions that led to them.”

Abstract premiers on Netflix February 10th. View the trailer below:


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