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January 20, 2014

This is what a Trilogy looks like.

Hello friends, just a quick update on the Design Trilogy interviews book, we’re still working with the footage, transcribing the interviews and editing the text. It’s an unbelievable amount of material, this photo might give you an idea:

trilogy_drives

Those are the 31 hard drives we used for the three films (I think there are a few missing from this shot too!). The drives on the far left are the ones we used on Helvetica… 250gb Maxtors, the largest we could find at the time. We lugged them all over the world in a flight case… I think think you can get a keychain jump drive that holds that much data now.

Objectified was the first film we tackled, and the transcripts are really interesting, at least for me… I’d completely forgotten about many parts of these conversations. Talking with the late Bill Moggridge about human factors in design, or Dieter Rams’s thoughts on consumerism, or discussing Buckminster Fuller with Alice Rawsthorn. What’s striking to me is how wide-ranging the actual conversations are compared to the films, which seem kind of narrow in comparison. I’m actually excited (and a little frightened) about how it’ll all work in one book… we’ll see!

Anyway just wanted to check in and let you know that we’re progressing, and things are still on track for publication in July. And thanks again for your support of the project.

Cheers! -Gary