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Why Man Creates is a 1968 animated short documentary film which discusses the nature of creativity. It was written by Saul Bass and Mayo Simon, and directed by Saul Bass. The movie won the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject. An abbreviated version of it ran on the first broadcast of CBS' 60 Minutes, on September 24, 1968. Why Man Creates focuses on the creative process and the different approaches taken to that process. It is divided into eight sections: The Edifice, Fooling Around, The Process, Judgment, A Parable, Digression, The Search, and The Mark.

Illustration, Typography

TCM piece celebrating the art of Saul Bass, featuring title designer Kyle Cooper. Saul Bass was an American graphic designer and Academy Award winning filmmaker, best known for his design of motion picture title sequences, film posters, and corporate logos.

Illustration, Typography

Steven Heller is an American art director, journalist, critic, author, and editor. He is the author and co-author of over 170 books on the history of illustration, typography, graphic design and popular culture. He has written articles and columns for printed and online magazines including Baseline, Print, Design Observer, Eye, Graphis, U&lc and Metropolis. For 33 years he was an art director at the New York Times, originally on the OpEd Page and for almost 30 of those years with the New York Times Book Review. Currently, he is co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author Department, Special Consultant to the President of SVA for New Programs, and writes the Visuals column for the New York Times Book Review, a weekly column for the Atlantic and The Daily Heller for Print.

Illustration

Based on the book by Norton Juster from 1963, this 1965 short film won the Academy Award for Animated Short Film. Created by classic animation artist Chuck Jones, the story was inspired by a the Victorian novella "Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions," in which the protagonist visits a one-dimensional universe called Lineland, where women are dots and men are lines.

Illustration, Inspiration

Modern art is worth millions and billions. Why ? The answer is as mysterious as modern art itself. The aim of this documentary is to understand just that.