Recent “Merchandise” Posts
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!
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.
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.
The digital download of Objectified is available for pre-order on iTunes USA, Canada, and UK!
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 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.
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.
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.
The DVD of Objectified is now available for pre-order! The DVD includes the film plus an hour of bonus interview footage, and a booklet with liner notes by director Gary Hustwit. The DVD is all-region (0) NTSC, with English subtitles. Pre-order from our site you’ll save $5 and receive early shipping (a week before the official September 29 release date) and a free Objectified tote bag designed by Build. These bags will only be available with a limited number of early pre-orders, so get yours now. You’ll receive one bag per DVD ordered.
A limited-edition version of the DVD will be announced August 10. Objectified will also be available as a digital download through iTunes on September 29, for USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and United Kingdom users. Other digital outlets will be announced soon.
Update: the DVD release date has been changed to October 13. Pre-orders will still receive early shipping, one week before the new release date.
Hot off the presses, it’s the official Objectified “one-sheet” poster, designed by Build and featuring dozens of objects by designers from the film and others. It even won an award already, for excellence in poster design at SxSW! Metallic silver and black, 27″ x 39″, lithograph, $20. Get one.