Films

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 →

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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 →

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Mr Wright is Right

For more than 70 years, Frank Lloyd Wright showed his countrymen new ways to build their homes and see the world around them. He created some of the most monumental, and some of the most intimate spaces in America. He designed everything: banks and resorts, office buildings and churches, a filling station and a synagogue, a beer garden and an… Read more →