Gary Hustwit

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Gary Hustwit
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OccupationIndependent filmmaker and photographer
Notable work
Helvetica, Objectified, Urbanized, Rams

Gary Hustwit is an American independent filmmaker, photographer, and vice president of[1][2]

He is best known for his Design Trilogy of documentaries,[3] which examines the impact of European and American trends in graphic design, typography, industrial design, architecture, and urban planning. He told Dwell magazine, "I like the idea of taking a closer look at the things we take for granted and changing the way people think about them, whether it’s type or objects or whatever."[4]

Along with film producer Sean Anderson, Hustwit co-founded Plexifilm, a production company and DVD label.[5]


Earlier in his career he was an independent book publisher.[citation needed]





In 2008, Hustwit was nominated for the Independent Spirit "Truer Than Fiction" Award for Helvetica (2007).[2]


  1. ^ "Helvetica A Documentary Film by Gary Hustwit" (PDF). Helvetica press kit. 21 March 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 April 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Helvetica". Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  3. ^ Singer, Jill (19 April 2009). "Gary Hustwit". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  4. ^ Dwell, LLC (March 2009). Dwell. Dwell, LLC. pp. 42–. ISSN 1530-5309. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Plexifilm – About us". Plexi Productions LLC. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  6. ^ "Objectified". Swiss Dots Ltd. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  7. ^ "Urbanized". Swiss Dots Ltd. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  8. ^ Jay C (30 July 2010). "Gary Hustwit’s Third Film in the “Design Trilogy” Revealed: Urbanized". The Documentary Blog. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  9. ^ "Kickstarter fundraising page for Urbanized". Kickstarter. Retrieved 5 March 2011.
  10. ^ "Gary Hustwit". February 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2018.

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