Gary Hustwit's Design Trilogy

From DocuWiki

Jump to: navigation, search


[edit] General Information

Arts Documentary hosted by Colin Friels, published by Swiss Dot in 2007 - English narration

[edit] Cover

Image: Gary-Hustwit-s-Design-Trilogy-Cover.jpg

[edit] Information

Gary Hustwit's Design Trilogy In the past several years documentary filmmaker Gary Hustwit has made a trio of fascinating movies about design: Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized. Taken as a whole they explore design in an elaborate fashion, ranging from the small (with Helvetica discussing graphic design and its tiniest details in typography) to the very large (cities and city planning in Urbanized). Hustwit is at his best when emphasizing the small details.—from the pixel of Helvetica’s computer screens to the chairs and cars of Objectified to the roads and buildings of Urbanized—not a single detail will be missed. Every piece of our world, from smallest to biggest, is accounted for and explored for the vast amounts of thought, creativity, and pain that goes into its realization. Hustwit’s greatest accomplishment is that, with great humor and grace, he makes it so you can’t (or at least don’t want to) take anything for granted or look at things in the same way ever again.

[edit] Helvetica

Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which celebrated its 50th birthday in 2007) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, and a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type. Helvetica encompasses the worlds of design, advertising, psychology, and communication, and invites us to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day. The film was shot in high-definition on location in the United States, England, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France and Belgium.

[edit] Objectified

Objectified is a feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. It’s a look at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. It’s about the designers who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It’s about personal expression, identity, consumerism, and sustainability. Through verite footage and in-depth conversations, the film documents the creative processes of some of the world’s most influential product designers, and looks at how the things they make impact our lives. What can we learn about who we are, and who we want to be, from the objects with which we surround ourselves?

[edit] Urbanized

The third documentary in this trilogy is about the design of cities. Urbanized looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design, featuring some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. Over half the world’s population now lives in an urban area, and 75% will call a city home by 2050. But while some cities are experiencing explosive growth, others are shrinking. The challenges of balancing housing, mobility, public space, civic engagement, economic development, and environmental policy are fast becoming universal concerns. Yet much of the dialogue on these issues is disconnected from the public domain.

[edit] Screenshots

[edit] Technical Specs

  • Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
  • Video Bitrate: 1783 Kbps
  • Video Aspect Ratio: (16.9)
  • Video Resolution: 832x464
  • Audio Codec: AC3
  • Audio Bitrate: 128 Kbps CBR 48KHz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Audio Languages: English
  • Run-Time: 50mins
  • Framerate: 25FPS
  • Number of Parts: 3
  • Part Size: 1.09 GB (1,120 MB)
  • Source: DVD
  • Encoded by: Harry65
  • Thanks To llambert

[edit] Links

[edit] Further Information

[edit] Release Post

[edit] Related Documentaries

[edit] ed2k Links

Added by Harry65
Personal tools