An image that tells the story of ambition, iteration, & consistent dedication.
Pretty attractive qualities, you can't help but think, these guys ball so hard.
Charles Eames et al in Playboy, circa 1961
From left to right: George Nelson, Edward Wormley, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames, and Jens Risom.
Playboy's Progress, a film commissioned for an exhibition Architecture & Playboy 1953-1979 at NAiM/Bureau Europa
Main message: Exploration of how designers are depicted at the time. Good narrative, visuals, & transitions.
Playboy played a crucial yet unacknowledged role in the cultivation of design culture in the USA. Through a wide range of different strategies, the magazine integrated state of the art designers & architects into a carefully constructed vision of a desirable contemporary life style. The seminar will explore the ways in which Playboy was ahead of professional & popular magazines in promoting modern architecture & design. -an excerpt from Princeton University's Media & Modernity Program