• Objectified Updates

January 19, 2009

Press clippings

Teressa Iezzi quotes director Gary Hustwit in Advertising Age about the current brouhaha over design’s role during a recession, in her story “Design Doesn’t Need Correction; Design Will Do the Correcting”. Gary Hustwit compares notes with Art & Copy director Doug Pray in a telephone conversation recorded … 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 3, 2009

Get hip to the Jetset

Dutch design activists and musicologists Experimental Jetset have (finally!) updated their website and online archive, which gets us caught up on the last three years of their output. Why the wait? A) They’ve been busy, uhm, designing lots of things, and stressing out about it. And B) … Read More

December 9, 2008

Design world notes: – IDEO and Smart Design help Ford with fuel efficient design thinking. – Core77 picks 77 Design Gifts under $77 – MUJI Award 03 winners announced – Throwback item: Pentagram redesigns Christmas circa 2006: … Read More

December 1, 2008

(RED)WIRE launches today

Today is World AIDS Day, and (RED) has collaborated with Objectified participants IDEO to launch a new digital music service, (RED)WIRE, to help fight AIDS in Africa. For $5 a month, you get an exclusive new song every week from artists like Bob Dylan, Cat Power, Elvis … Read More

November 26, 2008

Dot Dot Dot: The Interviewers

You’re invited to the second lecture in SVA’s “Dot Dot Dot” series, featuring Objectified director Gary Hustwit and three other speakers giving four talks in forty minutes. This month’s topic: “The Interviewers” We often see the final result — whether it be a product, a feature film, or a … Read More

November 19, 2008

Design world notes: – The (Mostly) True Story of Helvetica and the New York City Subway [via Design Observer] – Karim Rashid’s exhibition “Art & Design in a Global World” opens in Sao Paolo’s Instituto Tomie Ohtake – Tomorrow night, Nov. 20, Bill Moggridge moderates a discussion … Read More

November 13, 2008

Get some Wim on your wall

I feel like I’ve been out of the graphic design news loop lately, and I just discovered that UK design kings Blanka issued a print by one of my graphic design heroes, Amsterdam’s own Wim Crouwel. payday advance online .. bad credit personal loans … Read More

November 10, 2008

Our logo, explained

It’s funny, but there’s been almost as much written about the Objectified logo, created by British graphic designer Michael C. Place of Build, as has been written about the film itself. Michael has just posted a piece about the design on his smart new blog, and included … Read More

November 7, 2008

Objets Dessins Maquettes

A new book of the work of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, entitled Objets Dessins Maquettes is available now (at least in Europe). We happened to be in the Bouroullec’s Paris studio while the brothers were working with the book’s graphic designers, ericandmarie, and we filmed the … Read More