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Top 10 Documentaries On Design

Designers influence our everyday lives in an ever so subtle way, documentary filmmakers follow the lives of designers and their work that has changed the way we do/ perceive the world around us. Here's a list of some of the best documentaries of design you must watch.

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Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight

Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight

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

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Objectified

Objectified

Objectified is a feature-length documentary film examining the role of everyday non-living objects, and the people who design them, in our daily lives. The film is directed by Gary Hustwit.

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Helvetica

Helvetica

Filmmaker Gary Hustwit explores the proliferation of the typeface and how it affects our lives.

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Design & Thinking

Design & Thinking

Filmmaker Mu-Ming Tsai shows how design thinking impacts society and business.

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Design Is One: The Vignellis

Design Is One: The Vignellis

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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Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Designers Charles and Ray Eames influenced major events and movements in America, from modernism to the rise of the computer age.

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The Universe of Keith Haring

The Universe of Keith Haring

Christina Clausen gets glimpses into the life of New York iconic figure Keith Haring, from his early years in a small Pennsylvania town through the height of his popularity as a world-renowned artist.

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Between The Folds

Between The Folds

Watch as a group of scientists and artists give up their careers, and dive into the fascinating world of paper folding.

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Urbanized

Urbanized

Architects, city planners, politicians and others try to bring a fresh approach to dealing with the advantages and disadvantages of urban living.

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Art & Copy

Art & Copy

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.