Design films round-up
Have an interest in design and creativity? Too lazy to read a book? Then make sure to add the following recent films to your Netflix or Vudu queues:
ART & COPY (2009): A film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (Surfwise, Scratch, Hype!), Art & Copy reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time—George Lois, Mary Wells, Dan Wieden, Lee Clow, Hal Riney and many others. Find out the intriguing stories behind "Just Do It," "Got Milk?" and "Who’s Got the Beef?"
OBJECTIFIED (2009): A feature-length documentary, directed by Gary Hustwit of Helvetica fame, 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. Featuring a lot of talking heads from one of our favorite design firms, IDEO, as well as a smattering of very interesting European designers. (DVD due out 9/20/09.)
MILTON GLASER: TO INFORM AND DELIGHT (2008): For many, Milton Glaser is the personification of American graphic design. Recently celebrating his 80th birthday, Glaser is best known for co-founding New York magazine and the enduring I ♥ NY campaign. The full breadth of Glaser’s remarkable artistic output is revealed in this documentary portrait by Wendy Keys. From newspapers and magazine designs, to interior spaces, logos, and brand identities, to his celebrated prints, drawings, posters and paintings, the documentary offers audiences a much richer appreciation for one of the great modern renaissance men.
Know about other films or videos of design interest making the rounds right now? Leave a comment.
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