Gary Hustwit

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Gary Hustwit
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Nationality American
Occupation Independent filmmaker and photographer
Notable work Helvetica, Objectified, Urbanized

Gary Hustwit is an American independent filmmaker and photographer.[1] He may be best known for the Design Trilogy of documentaries,[2] which examines trends in Euro-American 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."[3]

Hustwit is vice president of[4] He and film producer Sean Anderson co-founded Plexifilm, an production company and DVD label.[5] Earlier in his career he was an independent book publisher.

In 2008, Hustwit was nominated for the Independent Spirit "Truer Than Fiction" Award for Helvetica (2007).[1]





  1. ^ a b c "Helvetica". Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Singer, Jill (19 April 2009). "Gary Hustwit". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Dwell, LLC (March 2009). Dwell. Dwell, LLC. pp. 42–. ISSN 1530-5309. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Helvetica A Documentary Film by Gary Hustwit" (PDF). Helvetica press kit. 21 March 2007. 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. 

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