From the Director of ‘Helvetica’ Gary Hustwit Comes the New Documentary ‘Urbanized’

2 Mar

If you are a designer (especially a graphic designer) you know about the film ‘Helvetica‘. If you have never heard of it, we suggest you put this baby in your Netflix queue immediately. A feature length documentary about the most well-known typeface in modern day history Helvetica and about graphic design in general, was directed by independent filmmkaer Gary Hustwit. He is now in the process of putting together another documentary titled ‘Urbanized‘, the third in his trilogy of films, which focuses on urban planning, the issues and strategies behind urban design, featuring some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.

He has teaming up once again cinematographer Luke Geissbuhler, and they have been traveling around the world interviewing people and filming specific urban design projects that represent the issues facing cities today.

Hustwit is raising money for this project on with a goal of pledges aimed at $85,000. It is currently up to $49,250 last we looked.

Here is a preview of the project:

If you would like to make a pledge please visit

Trivia: Hustwit also directed ‘Objectified’ which focused on industrial design, product design, and our relationship with the manufactured objects that surround us.

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