Gary Hustwit

Gary Hustwit
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. 1 2 3 "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 Hustwits 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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