Video playlists from the most interesting people in the creative industries. We are the Desert Island Discs of internet video.

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Merijn Hos

Merijn Hos is a visual artist living and working in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He divides his time between working as a commercial illustrator and working on his own personal projects, exhibitions, and independent publishing.

Merijn works across several media and dreams up a wonderful mix of his signature illustrative shapes and eye-catching palettes in a beautiful balance between digital and analogue. Merijn’s client list includes Jawbone, Coca Cola, Dropbox, Dolby, WIRED Magazine, Pepsi, Le Sportsac, Nickelodeon, Adobe, and Nike.

The Chemical Brothers - Star Guitar 4 minutes

This is always the first music video that comes to mind when one asks me about my favorite video. I think it’s really great and I can easily watch it ten times in a row. It is almost meditative. Sound and concept go so well together. The endlessness is just perfect.

Tal R 48 minutes

Tal R is my favorite artist. I’m in love with his energy and visual language. Truly addictive to me. This is a small documentary about him and the process of painting a series of 9 paintings called Habakuk. A beautiful insight into the mind of Tal R.

Oskar Schlemmer, Triadisches Ballett - Bauhaus 30 minutes

To be honest I never did a lot of research about the background of this video and artist. Maybe a bit strange. Anyway, this video is from 1970 but the original ballet is from 1922. I’m in love with everything I see here, color, shape movement. Still so modern. Absolutely stunning.

United Colors of Shirley Kurata 3 minutes

This is a more recent video that I discovered via Nowness. Over the last year or so I felt the urge to go more minimal, not only in my work but also in life. I think this video is a perfect reflection of that feeling. The piece is on my mind a lot.

Gucci by Chris Cunningham 1 minute

I love strong and simple concepts and I think this is a perfect example of one. Just a field of flowers, a xxxl hair dryer and a girl.

Beyond Gorgeous, The Work of Alexander Girard 40 minutes

Alexander Girard is my favorite designer. I have been studying his work for quite some time now and visited his exhibitions all over the work like a groupie. Highlight was a trip to Santa Fe last fall where I visited the Folk Art museum where he has his own wing that shows his immense folk art collection. It was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen being a folk art enthusiast myself as well. It is not necessarily his work that inspires me to most but his work ethos. Girard was someone that you could not place in one field, he worked on many. I find this very inspiring and is a constant reminder that I can do other things as well with my creativity than sit behind my drawing table and make illustrations.

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Liz Seabrook

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Tim Head

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Ella Fitzsimmons

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Alvaro Arregui

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Jonathan Djob Nkondo

Jonathan Djob Nkondo is an independent filmmaker, illustrator and freelance 2D animator based in France. He studied animation at Paris’ Gobelins, l’École de l’Image and...

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Nicole Ginelli

Nicole Ginelli is a Brooklyn based independent art director, animator, and illustrator. Known for her illustrative album covers for labels like Leaving, Dark Entries, B.I.S....

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Guy Moorhouse

Guy is an independent designer who helps make things on the internet. He’s done this for lots of organisations from tiny start-ups to large tech...

  • Illustrator

Petra Eriksson

Petra Eriksson is a visual artist and illustrator from Stockholm, currently living in Barcelona. She studied fine art followed by graphic design at Berghs School...

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Fabrizio Festa

Fabrizio is an Italian designer and illustrator based in Stoke Newington, London. Former TCO London and Human After All, he now works as a freelance designer...

  • Illustrator

Melissa Deckert

Melissa Deckert is a multidisciplinary designer, art director and content creator who loves to work with her hands. Based out of Brooklyn, New York, she...

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Adam Woodward

Adam Woodward is the Digital Editor at Little White Lies Magazine. Little White Lies was established in 2005, it’s committed to championing great movies and...

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Russell Davies

Russell Davies is Strategy Director at ustwo and contributing editor at Wired. He thinks about what happens when organisations and services meet the internet and he builds...

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James Cartwright

James Cartwright is a freelance writer and editor. He currently edits Weapons of Reason magazine and was formerly Print Editor at It’s Nice That.

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Philippa Thomas

Philippa Thomas is a freelance graphic designer and photographer based in London. She’s currently Instagrammer in residence at the Barbican Centre

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Anna Sudit

Anna Sudit is an art director and illustrator from New York, currently based in London. She is intrigued and inspired by combining very different interests...

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Ed Andrews

Ed Andrews is a journalist-turned-film-director who has spent the last decade striving to create vaguely entertaining things. Having previously worked for such print titles as...

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Evan Lelliott

Better known as one half of techno duo Increments. Born in the Caribbean and raised in London – this eclectic combination influenced the kaleidoscopic rhythms...