Behind the Scenes of Netflix’s “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” with Insight Editions

An all-access look at The Jim Henson Company's return to Thra

In 1982, The Jim Henson Company—hot off the first Muppet movie, but a few years before their masterpiece Labyrinth—set a new puppet-populated fantasy-fiction standard with The Dark Crystal. Featuring newly imagined characters—in original creature categories called Gelflings and Skeksis—and an immersive world known as Thra, it pioneered immersive animatronics and set design. This year, more than three decades later, Netflix viewers returned to Thra with …

Interview: Artist and Set Designer Gary Card

Ahead of Us by Night, the multi-disciplinary artist and set designer tells us about the chaos of creation

Multidisciplinary artist and set designer Gary Card boasts a long list of clients and collaborators—from Nike to Kenzo, the Sanderson Hotel, Dazed magazine, to emerging artists and fashion designers. His bright, bold work is often a multi-layered psychedelic trip. Further enhancing the experience, Card converts his imaginings into 3D sculptures. He even crafted his own collection of toys, called Breakfast Boys, with Unbox Industries. His …

Design Indaba 2019: Dong-Ping Wong of FOOD

From vertical parks in Chinatown to Kanye West projects, the NYC-based studio is all about ideas

Questioning if the design process can be faster or more meaningful, during his speech at Design Indaba, Dong-Ping Wong of FOOD offered a glimpse into advanced and sophisticated ways of thinking about architecture. Based in NYC, FOOD has a unique way of approaching architecture, through a creative approach that appears almost as a performance. Very often, they spontaneously develop their own ideas, through a process …