‘Urbanized’ Focuses on Design in Cities

Urbanized is the third part in a trilogy directed by Gary Hustwit about the roles of design in contemporary society. This 2011 documentary focuses on the roles of design within city planning. Cities represent a confluence of people and interests, and citing planning reflects the complexity of those intersections. The range of interviews represents that complexity… Read More ‘Urbanized’ Focuses on Design in Cities

Design Plays Role for Everyday Things in ‘Objectified’

Objectified is the second part in a trilogy directed by Gary Hustwit about the roles of design in contemporary society. This 2009 documentary focuses on the seemingly invisible role design plays in the creation and application of everyday objects, from something as simple as utensils to something as complex as cars. Much thought goes into… Read More Design Plays Role for Everyday Things in ‘Objectified’

‘Helvetica’ Uncovers History of Ubiquitous Font

Helvetica is the first part in a trilogy directed by Gary Hustwit about the roles of design in contemporary society. This 2007 documentary focuses on the more than 50-year-old typeface that still appears on signage, advertising, and other documents around the world. Because of its age, Helvetica offers an interesting look at the changing nature… Read More ‘Helvetica’ Uncovers History of Ubiquitous Font