Did Apple’s latest launch make you and last year’s big purchase seem outdated and inferior? Not to worry, this is just one of the many offshoots in our complex relationship with manufactured objects. You can learn more about design, from fonts to literally everything human made, when you check out Gary Hustwit’s groundbreaking Design Trilogy:
A surprisingly fascinating feature-length documentary about the sans-serif typeface known as Helvetica, created in Switzerland in 1957 and now found sprawled across street signs, form letters, ads, storefronts – you name it.
In his second film, director Gary Hustwit (Helvetica) documents the creative processes of some of the world’s most influential product designers, and looks at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets.
The final documentary in Hustwit’s design trilogy. Focuses on the design of cities, and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, and thinkers. Exploration of a diverse range of urban design projects in dozens of cities around the world frames a global discussion on the future of cities.