The Collective keeps members up-to-date on design trends,

available resources, and our profession in the media.

April 10, 2016

In this monthly review: post-collonial architecture in Africa, Palestinian women at home, utopian communities and desolate mountain towns in the US, global structures of authority and a photography exhibition in NYC.



April 9, 2016

Whether you‘re a young designer or an established professional, sketching is a skill that can always be improved. Production Designers tend to come from diverse backgrounds, and many don‘t have the classical design training of an MFA program or art school. For those of...

March 12, 2016

In this monthly design review: German female artists at the Bauhaus school, Contemporary French interiors, 1960s Miami hotels, African road-trip photography, maverick British architecture and long-gone structures of the American south.

Roselyne Titaud: VISITES (2014)


February 15, 2016

In this monthly feature, I share design-related books I picked up, articles and photo essays I read and exhibitions I frequented in hope of informing fellow designers and spreading the word on some great visual resources! 

GONE: Photographs of Abandonment on t...

December 29, 2015

In the last few years the guidelines regarding cleared artwork featured in film and TV have become stricter and more complex. Sourcing artwork is often a tiring and exasperating process, involving lawyers, clearance companies and artists‘ estates. Here are helpful arti...

October 18, 2015

A few production design stories gathered from the media this month:

In-depth look into the beautiful world of “Crimson Peak“ in Architectual Digest

Celebrating 25 years of “Edward Scissorhands“ with an interview with production designer Bo Welch

The story behind the se...

January 6, 2015

I recently came across the excellent website which curates public domain resources and holds large collections of non-copyrighted images.

Through the website I learned about the British Library's vast public domain collection, uploaded to...

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