These quality documentaries will inspire you, and help you become more aware and creative.
2007 ‧ Documentary/Indie film ‧ 1h 20m
Filmmaker Gary Hustwit explores the history and proliferation of the typeface, interviewing leading graphic and type designers.
2009 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 16m
An in-depth look at how industrial manufacturing, art, and design impact our lives.
Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight
2009 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 13m
Filmmaker Wendy Keys examines the life and work of graphic designer Milton Glaser.
Design & Thinking
2012 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 14m
Filmmaker Mu-Ming Tsai shows how design thinking
impacts society and business.
Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production
2016 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 24m
The graphic design industry enters the computer era, leaving its analog methods and tools behind.
Art & Copy
2009 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 30m
Art & Copy is a 2009 documentary film, directed by Doug Pray, about the advertising industry in the U.S. The film follows the careers of advertisers, including Hal Riney, George Lois, Mary Wells Lawrence, Dan Wieden, and Lee Clow.
Design Is One: The Vignellis
2012 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 26m
A portrait of two of the world's most influential designers, whose work encompasses everything from graphics and interiors to corporate identities.
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Why Man Creates
1968 ‧ Documentary/Animation ‧ 29 mins
Why Man Creates is a 1968 animated short documentary film that discusses the nature of creativity. It was written by Saul Bass and Mayo Simon, and directed by Saul Bass. It won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject.
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster
2013 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 37m
In the gig poster community, creating artwork is more than just a career. This documentary looks at the life and work of poster artist Drew Struzan.
2012 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 16m
Exploring how the invention of the Linotype machine revolutionized printing.
2013 ‧ Documentary ‧ 2 hours
Artists Ira Coyne, Norma Jeane Maloney, and others discuss the history and renaissance of hand-painted signs.