• Urbanized Updates

September 23, 2014

The Design Trilogy in Seoul

We’re pleased to announce a week of screenings of Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized in Seoul, South Korea, October 1-5, at the new Dongdaemun Design Plaza designed by Zaha Hadid. It’s all part of the DDP Open Market, with lots of other events and pop-up shops. Special screenings October … Read More

September 6, 2014

An update on the interviews book

Greetings friends, hope you’re all well. It’s been a busy summer here in New York, we’ve been continuing with our editing work on the book, and our friends at Build have been refining the book’s design. It’s looking really great, we’ve carried over the cover font, Maison Neue by … Read More

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

May 29, 2014

Urbanized at the San Diego Design Film Festival

Join the organizers of the San Diego Design Film Festival for cocktails, hors d’ouvres and a special screening of Urbanized. Part of their “In Case You Missed It” series. Tuesday, June 10, 6pm. More info and tickets here. Read More

April 8, 2014

Urbanized Screening in Amsterdam

Urbanized April 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Pakhuis De Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, Amsterdam, 1019 A free screening followed by a discussion with Willemijn Lofvers and Menno van der Veen. Part of the Urban Movies series, a coproduction of the Centre for Urban Studies … 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

March 11, 2013

Tell Me Something + Design Trilogy Box Sets

There’s a new Kickstarter project that launched yesterday that I think is fantastic: TELL ME SOMETHING, a book of photos and advice from fifty documentary filmmakers. This is a great project, and I’m not just saying that because I’m one of the fifty! There are some legendary filmmakers … Read More

September 12, 2012

R.I.P. Bill Moggridge

Bill Moggridge, legendary designer of the first laptop computer, co-founder of design firm IDEO, and director of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, passed away earlier this week after a battle with cancer. I had the honor of interviewing Bill at his home in California in 2008 for “Objectified”. He was … Read More