Classic Documentaries and Movies about graphic design


Classic Documentaries and Movies about graphic design

These quality documentaries will inspire you, and help you become more aware and creative.



Helvetica

2007 ‧ Documentary/Indie film ‧ 1h 20m


Filmmaker Gary Hustwit explores the history and proliferation of the typeface, interviewing leading graphic and type designers.


Watch Helvetica | Prime Video - Amazon.com



Objectified

2009 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 16m


An in-depth look at how industrial manufacturing, art, and design impact our lives.


Watch Objectified | Prime Video - Amazon.com



Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight

2009 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 13m


Filmmaker Wendy Keys examines the life and work of graphic designer Milton Glaser.


Watch Milton Glaser| Prime Video - Amazon.com


Design & Thinking

2012 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 14m


Filmmaker Mu-Ming Tsai shows how design thinking

impacts society and business.

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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.


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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.


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Linotype

2012 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 16m


Exploring how the invention of the Linotype machine revolutionized printing.


Sign Painters

2013 ‧ Documentary ‧ 2 hours


Artists Ira Coyne, Norma Jeane Maloney, and others discuss the history and renaissance of hand-painted signs.


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Beautiful Losers

2008 ‧ Documentary/Music ‧ 1h 30m


Aaron Rose and Joshua Leonard document the lives and careers of young artists and designers who -- though unfamiliar with the workings of the traditional art world -- have had an impact on it.


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Typeface

2009 ‧ Documentary ‧ 1h 3m


Artists and craftsmen meet at a museum and print shop in rural Wisconsin to practice modern designs and traditional techniques.


Watch Typeface| Prime Video - Amazon.com


My Favorite Netflix Documentaries For Graphic Designers

My Favorite Netflix Documentaries For Graphic Designers

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