Thom Yorke

Space Eraser

Thom Yorke makes space bend through his music. Take a listen (with headphones) to either of his solo records, The Eraser or AMOK (with Atoms for Peace) and you will begin to understand. Also Alec Baldwin from WNYC’s Here’s The Thing sits down with Thom Yorke, the front man of Radiohead, who has a new album, Amok,with the music project Atoms for Peace.  Even after… Read more →

Urbanized Film

Urban Jungle

Gary Hustwit, director of Helvetica (2007) and Objectified (2009), returns with the final documentary in his design film trilogy. Urbanized focuses on the design of cities, and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, and thinkers, including Sir Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Jan Gehl, Oscar Niemeyer, Amanda Burden, Enrique Peñalosa, Yung Ho Chang, Alejandro Aravena, Eduardo Paes, Rahul… Read more →

Stop Stealing Sheep Book

Stop Stealing Sheep

Frederic Goudy, American type designer, once said, “Anyone who would letterspace lower case would steal sheep.” To most people, this comment only adds to the perception that type inhabits a mysterious world with intricate terminology and elaborate rules; added to this are thouasands of type faces out there that all seem to look alike. Now in it’s third edition, acclaimed type… Read more →

objectified

Objectify Your World

Objectified (2009) is a feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. Director Gary Hustwit, who also made Helvetica (2007), looks at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets, profiling the designers who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It’s about personal expression, identity,… Read more →

Typeface

The Swiss Invasion

Gary Hustwit’s stunning feature-length documentary film, Helvetica (2007), uses the omnipresent font as a lens through which it examines contemporary visual culture and how typeface is used, aesthetically, spatially, and culturally, to impart shape and character to urban environments. In addition to commemorating the typeface’s 50th anniversary, Hustwit segues into a discussion with a number of acclaimed designers about their work, their creative… Read more →