Recent “Merchandise” Posts

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

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, Merchandise

  • Jun 25
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The Olympic City photo 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

  • Nov 26
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Stream or download Objectified, now!

You can now stream or download Objectified online in high-definition, anywhere in the world, directly from our site. Watch it now!

Categories: Film News, Merchandise

  • Aug 17
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Helvetica “Mad Men” limited-edition print

Swiss Dots has produced a new limited-edition screenprint inspired by a 1960’s promotional poster for Helvetica, a version of which keeps popping up on Mad Men this season.

Hand screenprinted on archival 300gsm paper, A2 size (16 1/2″ x 23 1/2″) in a numbered edition of 100 copies, each signed by director Gary Hustwit. $150, order one while they last.

Update, the prints are SOLD OUT!

Categories: Film News, Helvetica, Merchandise

Blu-ray update

An update for those who pre-ordered the Blu-ray version: the folks at Plexifilm are still waiting for the replication to be completed, but they expect the Blu-ray versions to ship next week on October 27. Apologies on the delays, trust us, we want to watch them too!

All other orders (standard DVDs, limited-edition versions) were shipped last week, so if you haven’t received yours yet, it’s on the way. Thanks for your patience.

Categories: Film News, Merchandise

  • Sep 17
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Objectified CPH posters

Our friends at Sweet Talk Copenhagen do a series of design-related events in that fair city. They organized the Objectified screening event there, and printed a special CPH Objectified poster to promote it. They’ve got a few left from the event, and have just put them on sale. Very limited supply, get one here.

Categories: Film News, Merchandise

  • Sep 14
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Objectified on iTunes

The digital download of Objectified is available for pre-order on iTunes USA, Canada, and UK!

Categories: Film News, Merchandise

Limited Editions and Blu-ray Disc!

We’re pleased to announce two limited-edition versions of Objectified designed by our friends over at Build, and the Blu-ray disc edition of the film. Available for pre-order now!

USB Limited Edition
Fixed media? Meh. We’ve put a digital copy of the DVD on a tiny, custom-printed 16gb USB drive. Copy the file to your hard drive, watch the movie, and then use the nice little USB stick for all the things you normally use a USB stick. The anti-static bag is stuffed with five letterpress mini-posters and an Objectified badge designed by Build, plus a color C-print of a still from the film signed by director Gary Hustwit. Each copy also comes with one of the Objectified tote bags by Build. Limited edition of 500 copies, $75. Pre-order now.

DVD Limited Edition
Still using those shiny plastic discs to watch movies? We’ve also made a limited-edition DVD package, including the same letterpress mini-posters, badge, and signed still as the USB version, but with the DVD of the film and extras (NTSC, all-region). Plus the free tote bag. Limited edition of 500 copies, $75. Pre-order now.

Blu-ray Disc
Blu-ray fanatics, we heard you: pre-order the Blu-ray disc and watch the film and extras in their native high-definition format. Each Blu-ray pre-order comes with one of the Objectified tote bags by Build. Pre-order now and save $5 off the retail price of $34.95.

About pre-orders: your credit card will be charged when you place the order, and your copy will ship October 6. Limited-edition and Blu-ray pre-orders cannot be combined with other merchandise.

Categories: Film News, Merchandise

  • Aug 11
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The “lost” poster

When Michael C. Place and the folks at Build were designing the Objectified film poster, the choice for the final design came down to two versions: one had a metallic silver background with white objects and text, the other had a white background with silver objects and black text. We thought both were beautiful, and we couldn’t make up our minds which one to go with. So after much deliberation we decided that we’d print the silver version first for the United States premiere, and do the white version for the UK and Europe events (pretty decisive, eh?).

Well, the silver colorway sort of took over as the identity of the film, appearing on postcards, adverts, t-shirts, the DVD cover, etc., and we never ended up printing the white version. So we’ve decided to do a limited-edition letterpress print of the “lost” white colorway: metallic black and metallic silver ink, A2 size (16 1/2″ x 23 1/2″) on Crane’s Lettra 300gsm paper, in an edition of 100 numbered copies, $125. Get one.

Categories: Film News, Merchandise

  • Jul 30
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Educational DVD available for pre-order

Educators, inspire your students this fall with the ideas of some of the world’s most innovative designers by including Objectified in your curriculum. Colleges, libraries, and other cultural institutions can now pre-order the institutional DVD edition, which includes a limited public performance license that allows classroom and library use, and on-campus screenings that are free for students of that school and not advertised to the general public. Institutional DVDs ship October 6, pre-order a copy now.

PS: The Institutional DVD version of Helvetica is available here.

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