Recent “Merchandise” Posts

  • Sep 19
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Helvetica/Objectified/Urbanized: The Complete Interviews

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. So if you’ve watched my three documentaries, you’ve actually only seen 3% of the conversations we recorded. That means there are almost 100 hours of amazing interviews that we weren’t able to show you. So we’re going to release the full text of these interviews in a book! And we’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to make it happen. You can get all the details here.

The book will include in-depth discussions with designers and thinkers like Paola Antonelli, Alejandro Aravena, Chris Bangle, Michael Bierut, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Neville Brody, Tim Brown, David Carson, Matthew Carter, Candy Chang, Yung Ho Chang, Wim Crouwel, Ellen Dunham-Jones, Tobias Frere-Jones, Experimental Jetset, Dan Formosa, Sir Norman Foster, Naoto Fukasawa, Jan Gehl, Jonathan Hoefler, Jonathan Ive, Hella Jongerius, Bruce Katz, David Kelley, Rem Koolhaas, Rahul Mehrotra, Bill Moggridge, Marc Newson, Oscar Niemeyer, Enrique Penalosa, Michael C. Place, Rick Poynor, Dieter Rams, Karim Rashid, Alice Rawsthorn, Stefan Sagmeister, Paula Scher, Erik Spiekerman, Davin Stowell, Jane Fulton Suri, Massimo Vignelli, Rob Walker, Hermann Zapf, and many more… over 75 of the world’s most creative and innovative people.

We want this book to be the most comprehensive design interview book ever published, an invaluable resource for designers, design educators, or anyone interested in the creative process. We’ve got lots of great rewards, so we hope you’ll back the project now and join us in making this happen.


Categories: Design News, Film News, Helvetica, Merchandise, Objectified

  • Jun 25
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The Olympic City book available now

Gary Hustwit and Jon Pack’s new photography book The Olympic City is now available to order online, through the project website or Amazon.

The Olympic City is an ongoing photography project by Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit that looks at the legacy of the Olympic Games in former host cities around the world. Hosting the Olympics has become a way for a city to show itself off on an international stage and generate toursim dollars, and cities spend millions or billions for the privilege. But after the events are over, the medals have been handed out, and the torch is extinguished, what’s next? What happens to a city after the Olympics are gone?

This 240-page limited-edition hardcover book features approximately 200 photos from the project and a foreword by New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman, and is designed by award-winning graphic designer Paul Sahre. A special edition version that includes original photo prints, and an ebook version are also available.

The book is a limited-edition of 1,000 copies, and most of them are already sold. Get a copy now.

Categories: Design News, Merchandise

Update on “The Olympic City”

Greetings friends, here’s a quick update on The Olympic City, my photography collaboration with Jon Pack where we’re looking at former Olympic host cities around the world and documenting what happens once the Games are gone. Jon and I have visited 13 cities, culminating with my trip to Beijing in December (above) and Jon’s trip last week to London to document the transformation happening at the Olympic Park there. So we’ve finished photographing, and now the book is in the capable hands of our designer Paul Sahre. The book will be going to press in March, and shipping in April. If you didn’t reserve a copy through our Kickstarter campaign, the remaining 300 available copies of the book will be offered for pre-order in mid-February. I’ll post details here or on my Twitter feed.


Categories: Merchandise, Musings

  • Apr 26
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Design Trilogy Box Sets = Sold Out

The 1,000 copy limited-edition Design Trilogy Box Set is now officially sold out. Thanks to everyone who ordered one, especially our Kickstarter backers who ordered it last year and supported production of Urbanized. Hope you all enjoy it!

Categories: Film News, Merchandise

  • Apr 18
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Design Trilogy box sets… 38 copies left…

All the Design Trilogy box set orders have been shipped out! And after the dust settled from shipping, there are 38 copies remaining from the 1,000 copy limited edition. You can choose between either DVD or Blu-ray discs, and they’ll go on sale here on Friday, April 20th, noon EST.

Categories: Film News, Merchandise

Urbanized is now available on DVD & Blu-ray, with an hour of bonus interviews and footage, 5.1 surround sound, and liner notes from director Gary Hustwit. Order now, and get $5 off the retail price, plus an exclusive Urbanized Field Notes notepad, while they last!

You can also rent or download the film right from our site, or from iTunes USA, Canada, or UK, or from Amazon US.

Categories: Film News, Merchandise

DVD Extra: “Requiem for Cabrini-Green”

Here’s a sneak peek of one of the extras on the Urbanized DVD, from our filming of the demolition of the final tower of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green housing project.

The DVD and Blu-ray will be released February 14, pre-order them here. We’re also taking pre-orders for the last few limited-edition Design Trilogy Box Sets.

Categories: Film News, Merchandise

Last 250 Design Trilogy box sets on sale

We’ve created a limited-edition box set of definitive editions of Helvetica, Objectified, and Urbanized (on DVD or Blu-ray disc) in a specially designed slipcover package, with a hardbound art book featuring photos and notes on the making of the three films, guest contributors, and more. Plus some extra surprise goodies. Each copy signed by director Gary Hustwit. Discs are Region 0 (world) and include extra content and English language subtitles. Trilogy Box Sets will ship March 16th.

We’re producing 1,000 copies of this box set, but most of those have already been committed to backers of our Kickstarter campaign last year. There are only 250 copies still available, and they’ll be on sale here February 3rd, starting at 12 noon EST.

Update: The Trilogy Box Sets are now sold out.

Categories: Merchandise

Watch Urbanized Online, Now!

Starting today, you can now watch Urbanized online while it’s still in theaters! If you’ve got iTunes and you’re in the US or Canada, you can watch it via iTunes as a premium rental. If you’re not in those countries, you can rent it directly from our website via Distrify. You can also embed the film in your website or blog and share it with folks you know.

I’ll be honest, watching a film on your computer isn’t exactly the ideal viewing experience. But realistically, we aren’t going to be able to do a special screening event in every one of your cities, and this way we can show the film out to everyone who wants to see it. Now. I know some of you have your computer hooked up to your television with a good sound system, or use Apple TV or other devices to watch streaming video on your home system. That’s awesome. But I would still recommend that if you can, please try to see the film in a proper cinema!


Categories: Film News, Merchandise

Urbanized Field Notes pads!

How awesome is this? Our friends at Field Notes have made a run of custom Urbanized Field Notes notepads, and they’re giving them free to everyone who attends the Chicago Premiere this Sunday!

Categories: Film News, Merchandise

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Urbanized is now available to rent or download on iTunes US, Canada, and UK. Watch it now.

Rent or download Objectified and Helvetica on iTunes now.