Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which recently celebrated its 50th birthday in 2007) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. Helvetica has been shown at over 200 film festivals, museums, design conferences, and cinemas worldwide, and is now available on DVD. Get more info about the film...
The Design Film Trilogy - Gary Hustwit's second film, Objectified, looked at the world of industrial design, and the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. He's now at work on the third film in the Design Film Trilogy, Urbanized, about the design of cities. Check out the progress on the Urbanized film site, or follow Gary on Twitter for updates. Visit the website for more info!
In the media - Reviews of Helvetica from Time Out, the Daily Telegraph, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Metropolis, and Frieze. Director Gary Hustwit on CNN International; the International Herald Tribune and US News and World Report on Helvetica's 50th, Kobi Benezri and Cliff Kuang interview Gary in the new issue of I.D. Magazine; Steven Heller interviews Gary about the film for AIGA Voice; Andrew Dickson profiles the film in The Guardian.