• Helvetica Updates

May 29, 2014

Massimo Vignelli, 1931-2014

Last spring I spent a day photographing designer and friend Massimo Vignelli, one of the featured designers in my film Helvetica, who passed away this week at the age of 83. I’ve posted a few of those photos, and my thoughts on his passing. My condolences … Read More

April 7, 2014

Welcome to the new site

Welcome! It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve launched a new website that consolidates the three individual film sites for Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized, and will be the home for all my projects from here on out. All the archived blog posts from the film websites are here, plus … Read More

January 20, 2014

This is what a Trilogy looks like.

Hello friends, just a quick update on the Design Trilogy interviews book, we’re still working with the footage, transcribing the interviews and editing the text. It’s an unbelievable amount of material, this photo might give you an idea: Those are the 31 hard drives we used for the three … Read More

September 19, 2013

Helvetica / Objectified / Urbanized: The Complete Interviews Book

Greetings, friends. Over the past eight years I’ve had the pleasure of having conversations with an incredible group of designers for Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized. But while each conversation might last two hours or more, we only get to use maybe two minutes of it in the film.pass4suresale … Read More

April 26, 2012

Design Trilogy Box Sets = Sold Out

The 1,000 copy limited-edition Design Trilogy Box Set is now officially sold out. Thanks to everyone who ordered one, especially our Kickstarter backers who ordered it last year and supported production of Urbanized. Hope you all enjoy it! … Read More

July 28, 2010

The next film: Urbanized

Five years ago I began work on my first documentary, Helvetica, which looked at the worlds of typography and graphic design, and their impact on our visual environment. After Helvetica was released in 2007, I had the idea for a second film, Objectified, which focused on industrial … Read More

January 6, 2009

Helvetica event at the Philoctetes Center

This Saturday in New York City, the Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of Imagination (whew) presents Helvetica: Typography and Literacy: a free screening of Helvetica and all-star roundtable discussion. The film will screen at 1pm, followed by a roundtable at 2:30pm with myself, lettering artist Christopher Calderhead, … Read More

January 5, 2009

Ouch…

Don’t get drunk while you’re watching Helvetica… or you might wake up the next morning with one of these: I think I owe this guy a free DVD. Full story here… … Read More

December 18, 2008

PBS launches Helvetica mini-site

As part of the build-up to Helvetica‘s US television debut, PBS has launched a fairly extensive mini-site with loads of info, clips, and other treats. Helvetica will be broadcast nationwide on Tuesday, January 6th, but check your local PBS station for exact date and time in your … Read More

December 3, 2008

Free Helvetica screenings all month!

In advance of the US television premiere of Helvetica on January 6th, ITVS and PBS have organized free screenings of the film in dozens of cities across the country as part of their Community Cinema program. See the film free in your city this month: December 3 … Read More