Who’s this for?
Anyone interested in how the world around them came to be designed the way it is.
What’s it about?
Great design is 99% invisible. So seamless you don’t even know it’s there. 99% Invisible is a design blog and podcast. Each episode it finds an example of excellent design, across all different disciplines, and tells its story. The blog has been going for 8 years now, so there is a huge archive of content to explore. Using the website, you can find episodes relating to architecture, sound design, visual design, technology, furniture, all sorts. Some of the more memorable episodes include:
- Exploring how people give energy back to the grid in Reversing the Grid
- Discussing logo design, logo disasters and triumphs in Negative Space: Logo Design with Michael Bierut
- The story of the first black member of the American Institute of Architects, The Architect of Hollywood
- The invention of the clamshell designed birth control pill packaging, in Repackaging the Pill
The production value on the postcast is high, and the episodes are immersive and fascinating. Well worth a listen for anyone interested in design.
Where can I find it?
You can find all content on the 99% Invisible blog. Each post doubles as a podcast, which you can listen to on the blog or find on your usual podcast providers e.g. iTunes, Spotify, etc.