• Urbanized Updates

February 2, 2009

Both SF screenings sold out!

Both the 7pm and 10pm San Francisco special screenings on April 21st have already sold out. For news about possible added screenings, please join our mailing list. Seats at the April 28th Chicago event are also going fast. Don’t delay. Read More

January 30, 2009

Tickets on sale Monday for special screenings in Chicago & San Francisco

Tickets will go on sale Monday, February 2nd, for special preview screenings of Objectified in April, with director Gary Hustwit and designers from the film in attendance at each event. There is limited space so get your tickets Monday! Preview screenings will also be happening in New York City and … Read More

January 27, 2009

New York interns needed

Plexifilm, the Brooklyn-based DVD label and distributor of Helvetica, is looking for a few volunteer interns interested in the utterly non-glamourous world of independent film. If you: – live in New York City – eat/sleep/breathe independent film and music – have a couple days a … Read More

January 23, 2009

Probably the thing that irks me the most [in car design] is when I see this repetition of the known, because it shows people have comfort zones that are too tight to themselves and they’re really afraid to walk out of those. And then somebody comes up with a new … Read More

January 23, 2009

Sidewalk + Snow + Stereo

One of the strange and beautiful things about living in New York is that eventually you’ll see every type of manufactured object, usually in perfect working order, lying on the sidewalk. Joe the Editor and I were getting lunch last week when we came across a lonely stereo … Read More

January 20, 2009

Inside Apple

We did a follow-up interview with Jony Ive at Apple in California last week, and enjoyed the opportunity of filming inside Apple’s design facilities. I felt like Charlie in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, except everything was made of shiny aluminum instead of candy. And there were no … Read More

January 12, 2009

The World Premiere of Objectified!

It’s déjà vu all over again! We’re pleased to announce that Objectified will have its World Premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival (the same place Helvetica premiered at two years ago), March 13th to 21st. SxSW has established itself as one the best film festivals going, and … Read More

January 9, 2009

Last chance to become an Objectifier

As we put the finishing touches on the film, and get the end credits ready, this is your last chance to become an Objectifier and have your name (or your company’s name) listed in the “Thank You” section of the film’s credits. The Objectifiers is a special group … Read More

January 6, 2009

Helvetica condensed

It’s Helvetica night in America, the 53-minute TV version of the film airs on PBS tonight (in some cities it’s on this weekend, check your local listings for Independent Lens, the series that it’s part of). So I’ll be curling up on the sofa and watching… Louis … Read More

January 5, 2009

The trailer is up

Look up at the top of the page. See that link in the nav bar that says Trailer? Click and watch. There’s a higher-quality Quicktime version available too. Read More