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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:18 AM
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by Lori Shearer last modified Aug 22, 2011

While the blockbuster thrillers may be on your Netflix list, here are some design conscious films to broaden your movie playlist. The first set of recommendations is actually a trilogy by Gary Hustwit: Helvetica, Objectified, and the upcoming Urbanized. The...




 

 

While the blockbuster thrillers may be on your Netflix list, here are some design conscious films to broaden your movie playlist.

The first set of recommendations is actually a trilogy by Gary Hustwit: Helvetica, Objectified, and the upcoming Urbanized. The first film, Helvetica, is a film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the way type has shaped our lives. Then, Objectified (my favorite so far) explores the world of industrial design and how creativity is in objects all around us. It's about designers who influence and create the products in our environment on a daily basis. Seeing the process designers go through was really eye-opening. Lastly, Urbanized is the third and final part of the series taking a closer look at ubran design, and it is premiering at the Toronto Film Festival in September. The documentary reveals the people who shape cities and how urban planning will evolve as more people live in cities. It is truly a global discussion on the future of urban areas. Check out the Urbanized screenings for dates and cities!

Helvetica film Objectified film Urbanized film

My next recommendation stems from my passion and career in Marketing & Advertising. Art & Copy is a documentary about the advertising industry, how good brands relate to consumers, and the people that were behind some of the most memorable campaigns like "Just Do It", "Got Milk?" and "I Want My MTV".Who knew the idea of the Nike "Just Do It" campaign came from a newspaper headline about someone getting executed?!

Art and Copy film

Last but not least, My Playground explores the phenomenon of Parkour and Freerunning. The sport is changing the thoughts and strategies around urban planning and the spaces that shape our cities. The film takes a deeper dive into urban mobility and the Parkour movement.

My Playground film



 

 

 
 
 

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