8 Design Movies You Must Watch On Netflix ⇒ Netflix has a lot of interesting shows and movies, but during this period of isolation, you probably think you ran out of good films to watch. Take a look at our Design Movies selection and get ready to watch all of them, if you haven’t already!
Gucci: The Director
Dive into this Italian high-fashion brand by following Gucci’s ex-creative director, Frida Giannini, for an 18-month period, and get to know everything about the inside world of luxury fashion through this Design Movie.
Directed by Gary Hustwit, this documentary celebrates the 50th anniversary of this typeface and focuses on how type affects our modern lifestyle and cultured. Released in 2007, the Design Movie has been shown in over 200 film festivals, cinemas and design events worldwide.
Indie Game: The Movie
This documentary focuses on another facet of design: gaming. Watch as the two teams of game designers who created Super Meat Boy and Fez, two of the biggest critical and financial indie games of the last decade, go through meeting with Microsoft, race to meet deadlines and work 12-hour shifts to achieve their dreams in this Design Movie.
Cutie and the Boxer
This 2013 documentary produced, shot and directed by Zachary Heinzerling tells the story of the 40-year old marriage of two distinct artists. Ushio Shinohara, a neo-Dada artist who paints by punching his pigments, and his white Noriko, who created Cutie, a comic-book character, featuring original artwork by the couple. The Design Movie focuses on the quirks and sacrifices the artists make during their marriage, such as Noriko abandoning her career for years to take care of their son Alex.
Exit Through the Gift Shop: A Banksy Film
Directed by the infamous street artist Banksy and narrated by Rhys Ifans, this British Design Movie tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant living in Los Angeles, and his obsession with street art. In the movie, Guetta documents his encounter with cousin and artist Invader, as well as his introduction to many famous street artists, focusing mainly on Shepard Fairey and Banksy, who keeps his face obscured and voice altered.
After Helvetica, Gary Hustwit’s second film Objectified delves into the world of industrial design and engineering, looking into the creative concepts behind everyday objects. His third movie, Urbanized, looks into the design of cities.
Design Is One: Lella & Massimo Vignelli
Get to know the team behind one of the greatest cross-disciplinary design firms in history, Vignelli Associates, best known for producing the iconic Vignelli NYC Subway Map through this Design Movie, which portrays their relationship until Massimo Vignelli’s death in 2014.
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Take a look into China’s most influent artist-activist Ai Weiwei, who is known for openly defying the Chinese government, and even going to jail for it, by going inside his studio, work and philosophies in this Design Movie and documentary.
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