04.27.17
Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand | Audio

Episode 55: Sea and Sky


HBO’s Big Little Lies is based upon Liane Moriarty’s novel, set in Australia, but the adaptation is filmed in Monterrey, California. Jessica says:
The choice to position it on a coast struck me as a really beautiful creative decision, because It’s set against the openness of sea and sky and it’s about the closedness of a community.
Also mentioned:
  • NPR, Julian Koenig, Well-Known Adman, Named Earth Day
  • Diana Budds, Nixon, NASA, and How the Federal Government Got Design
  • The Atlantic, Why Nixon Created the EPA
  • William Ruckelshaus, A Lesson Trump and the E.P.A. Should Heed
  • Kickstarter for 1977 EPA Graphic Standards System reissue
  • Design and Exclusion conference: audio and transcripts
  • This American Life, Lindy West confronts her troll
  • Big Little Lies on HBO
  • Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty interviewed in the Guardian
  • Five Came Back: book by Mark Harris, series on Netflix


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