Catch up with the cult of Helvetica
Documentarian Gary Hustwit announced that he’d be streaming one of his films for free every week during the COVID-19 crisis. The American filmmaker’s first free documentary, Helvetica, tracks the proliferation of the typeface into our urban environments, world of advertising and more. It features input from Michael Bierut, Stefan Sagmeister and Paula Scher. Hustwit’s other films include a documentary about Dieter Rams and Objectified, which revolves around “our complex relationship with manufactured objects”. The films are available to stream here.
On iPlayer, you can also catch a six-part series that takes viewers behind the scenes at the V&A (and read our interview with one of the show’s producers here). And if you have a Netflix subscription, you can watch both series of Abstract: the Art of Design – featuring the likes of Olafur Eliasson and Ruth Carter – and catch our interview with the show’s co-creator here.