Helvetica, Objectified, Urbanized: The Complete Interviews




Gary Hustwit, the director of Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized, is releasing almost 100 hours of unseen interviews from the three films as a book. The book, designed by Build, will include in-depth discussions with Paola Antonelli, Michael Bierut, Neville Brody, Matthew Carter, Wim Crouwel, Tobias Frere-Jones, Jonathan Hoefler, Experimental Jetset, Naoto Fukasawa, Jonathan Ive, Michael C. Place, Rick Poynor, Dieter Rams, Karim Rashid, Stefan Sagmeister, Paula Scher, Erik Spiekerman, Massimo Vignelli and more.

A Kickstarter has been setup where you can back the project.

The American Poster


Not only does the movie seem like it’s going to be great, but the poster is really well done in my opinion. Designed by Mojo House, the design is reminiscent of the minimal style seen during the 60s, but with a modern touch. The paper is even distressed to give it an authentic feel.

Here’s a good write up on the poster, with some nice examples of original posters from the 60s.

Limited Edition Helvetica Poster


Sorry for the lack of posts this past week, I was under the weather.

Swiss Dots, the producers of the Helvetica documentary, have create this new limited-edition screenprint for the film. The print is inspired by a 1960’s design that has been seen on D. Stempel AG brochures, type specimens and posters — which has been making an appearance on the TV show, Mad Men.

The poster is hand screenprinted on archival 300gsm paper, A2 size (16 1/2? x 23 1/2?) in a numbered edition of 100 copies, each signed by director Gary Hustwit. You can order one here for $150.

Coast Modern Poster by Build


I think it’s pretty clear that I’m a huge fan of Build’s work. Michael always produces top-notch work in an aesthetic that gets me to drool every time. So you can imagine my delight when I first saw this stunner.

It’s a limited edition poster for the documentary film, Coast Modern. Sized at 33 1/8? x 23 7/16? and printed on 100lb Topkote stock in Pantone 806, which is an eye-popping fluorescent color. The poster will be available soon from the Coast Modern site and only 100 prints will be made. Gotta grab one of these!


The Lost Poster


We’re all familiar with the silver Objectified poster, but Michael C. Place designed a second version with a white background and silver objects and black text that wasn’t used. It’s now being released as a limited edition letterpress, printed in metallic black and silver ink, on Crane’s Lettra 300gsm paper. Sounds like heaven.

It’s being printed by the awesome Brooklyn based Coeur Noir Letterpress, the same folks that printed the Helvetica poster and my son’s baptism invitation. They do stellar work.

Only 100 will be printed and you can grab one for $125.