Posts Tagged with “documentary”

Font Men

Font Men is a short doc­u­men­tary, directed & pro­duced by Dress Code, about Jonathan Hoe­fler and Tobias Frere-Jones, and their world of type. Obvi­ously shot before their pub­lic break-up. Really nice motion graph­ics, too.

Design is One

Design is One

Design is One is a film by Kathy Brew & Roberto Guerra, that takes a look at the life and career of Lella and Mas­simo Vignelli. It’s play­ing this week at the IFC Cen­ter in NYC.

The poster for the film, that is pic­tured above, was designed by Mas­simo Vignelli.

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.

Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman


Visual Acoustics is a doc­u­men­tary film by Eric Bricker that explores the career of the extra­or­di­nary archi­tec­tural pho­tog­ra­pher, Julius Shul­man. His aes­thet­ics, com­po­si­tion and style cre­ate time­less pho­tographs that epit­o­mize mod­ern archi­tec­ture. Shul­man is eas­ily one of my favorite photographers.

Unfor­tu­nately there isn’t a good online gallery of his com­plete work, you have to do some search­ing to find most of it. But there is an amaz­ing book set titled Julius Shul­man, Mod­ernism Redis­cov­ered that cat­a­logues his per­sonal archives. Gotta get my hands on a copy.

The film is being screened in lim­ited cities, one of which isn’t NYC, which I don’t under­stand. Shul­man him­self will be speak­ing at some of the screen­ings and if you’re lucky enough to be in one of these cities, def­i­nitely check it out. It’s should be a good one.        

Objectified Poster


The excep­tion­ally tal­ented Michael C. Place has designed this damn sexy poster for the new Gary Hus­twit doc­u­men­tary Objec­ti­fied. Sized at 27″ x 39″ and lith­o­graphed, it fea­tures illus­tra­tions of objects cre­ated by the design­ers in the film. The poster will be one sale very soon at the Objec­ti­fied store.    


The logo and poster above were designed by Build.

Objec­ti­fied is a feature-length inde­pen­dent doc­u­men­tary about indus­trial design. It’s a look at the cre­ativ­ity at work behind every­thing from tooth­brushes to tech gad­gets. It’s about the peo­ple who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our man­u­fac­tured envi­ron­ment on a daily basis. It’s about per­sonal expres­sion, iden­tity, con­sumerism, and sus­tain­abil­ity. It’s about our rela­tion­ship to mass-produced objects and, by exten­sion, the peo­ple who design them.

Through vérité footage and in-depth con­ver­sa­tions, the film doc­u­ments the cre­ative processes of some of the world’s most influ­en­tial design­ers, and looks at how the things they make impact our lives. What can we learn about who we are, and who we want to be, from the objects with which we sur­round ourselves?

Read direc­tor Gary Hustwit’s post about the film.

Objec­ti­fied is cur­rently in pro­duc­tion and will have its world pre­miere in early 2009.

Paola Antonelli (Museum of Mod­ern Art, New York)
Chris Ban­gle (BMW Group, Munich)
Ronan & Erwan Bouroul­lec (Paris)
Andrew Blau­velt (Walker Art Cen­ter, Min­neapo­lis)
Anthony Dunne (Lon­don)
Naoto Fuka­sawa (Tokyo)
IDEO (Palo Alto)
Jonathan Ive (Apple, Cal­i­for­nia)
Hella Jon­gerius (Rot­ter­dam)
Marc New­son (London/Paris)
Fiona Raby (Lon­don)
Dieter Rams (Kro­n­berg, Ger­many)
Karim Rashid (New York)
Alice Raw­sthorn (Inter­na­tional Her­ald Tri­bune)
Rob Walker (New York Times Mag­a­zine)
and more par­tic­i­pants TBA

You can pur­chase the limited-edition screen­print above that was designed by Build.        

Limited Edition Helvetica Blu-ray Designed By Experimental Jetset

Helvetica Blu-ray Experimental Jetset Limited Edition

A Blu-ray ver­sion of the Hel­ve­tivca doc­u­men­tary has been announced today. This limited-edition ver­sions comes in a 12″ gate­fold record cover cre­ated by amaz­ingly tal­ented Exper­i­men­tal Jet­set. It con­tains the Blu-ray disc on one side and a fold-out poster in the other, all housed in a cus­tom black cloth record bag. 1,500 copies have been pro­duced and each copy is signed by direc­tor Gary Hustwit.

This thing is freakin’ gor­geous! I want one so bad but the price is a lit­tle steep, $125. You can pre-order it now and it will ship on May 6th. There’s also a stan­dard Blu-ray ver­sion that’s only $26.

Now I have to explain to my wife why I’m spend­ing $125 on a DVD.        

Gary Hustwit Interview


A nice lit­tle inter­view with Hel­vetica direc­tor, Gary Hus­twit for Studio360.

Via Swiss­Miss