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May 15, 2009

Press roundup

Stephanie Zacharek reviews the film for Salon: “The clarity of [Hustwit's] approach, and the unabashed frankness of his curiosity, are just the qualities you want in a documentary filmmaker. Hustwit has clearly asked these designers the kind of straightforward questions that elicit thoughtful, if sometimes complicated, answers.” … Read More

May 1, 2009

Design at 24 Frames per Second

Gary Hustwit on making films about design: “I’ve found that most designers are incredibly skillful at explaining what they do to a non-designer, probably because they spend so much time justifying their work to clueless clients.” Read the full piece at Frieze. Read More

March 24, 2009

Austin Kleon’s notes on Objectified

Austin Kleon is a writer and cartoonist who likes to draw in the dark while he’s watching films. Here’s a detail of what he came up with during one of the SxSW screenings of Objectified, you can see the full image here. Thanks Austin! … Read More

March 22, 2009

More press

For the film, Hustwit has interviewed the sometimes starry (Marc Newson, Apple’s Jonathan Ive) but mostly shadowy figures who create the ephemera with which we fill our lives and our shopping bags: designers. “These people have immense power over us,” he says. “But what do we know about what they … Read More

March 16, 2009

SxSW dispatch

So much going on here in Austin… here’s a quick re-cap: The World Premiere screening at the Paramount Theater Saturday night was fantastic, with over 1,000 people there. Editor Joe Beshenkovsky, and film stars Tim Brown, Davin Stowell, Dan Formosa, and Rob Walker joined me onstage afterwards, and we got … Read More

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