In a short but sweet video recently released by the future-forward online media hub Crane.tv, Marc Newson provides some interesting insight into the current industrial revolution and how “you don’t have to be a designer to design anymore.”

Opening up about how current-day digital tools are dramatically changing design, Marc also expresses disappointment with what he envisioned the future would be like today. Dreams of space travel and a future much more advanced than our current-day state were ideas that motivated Marc to start designing in the first place as a young lad. While we may not be traveling through space as Marc (and everybody else for that matter) may have wished, he also reflects positively on such things as the ability for his five year old daughter to be able to sketch and 3D print, among others:

Marc also recently released a series of limited edition books through the always-stellar publisher Taschen.

A work of art in itself, the books are limited to 1,100 and are priced at $1,000 and up. While the price might be a bit steep, it looks stunning in terms of showing process sketches and personal reflections on the design processes, dating all the way to when he was in art school. You can check out a PDF teaser here and a video interview about his involvement with the book’s development here.

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Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.