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Gary Hustwit

Features

Wednesday, July 23 2008

Give 'Em Helvetica

The famed font aspires to eerie emptiness of meaning. Now, has it persuaded us to do the same?


Columns

Thursday, January 21 2010

Designing Consent

Industrial design aspires to the commanding heights of consumer society, building its policy prescriptions and dogmatic assumptions about what makes us happy directly into the objects available to us.


Reviews

Sunday, January 6 2013

Surveying the Design of Everyday Objects in 'Objectified'

Gary Hustwit's films are linked by a concern with the role of design in what people do everyday, largely as part of the little-thought-about background to daily life, particularly in cities and in the postindustrial consumer societies of North America, Europe, and East Asia.


Wednesday, April 4 2012

'Urbanized': Hopeful Developments and Sobering Statistics

This is total immersion filmmaking, a crash course in all the elements of city life that concern planners, architects, politicians and activists: housing, transportation, growth, crime and sanitation.


Thursday, March 8 2012

'Urbanized' Screening and Discussion - Rochester, NY

Tonight’s speakers use the film's creative solutions lens to approach issues in our own city on the Genesee River.


Monday, November 23 2009

Independent Lens: Objectified

In Objectified, designers submit their interests are altruistic as well as personal: they want to design and be known for designing; they want to change how objects function.


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