Help Fund Urbanized

Gary Hustwit, the directer behind both Helvetica and Objectified, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help complete his latest project, Urbanized — the final movie in what he is calling his “design trilogy.”

Helvetica explored the history of typography through the world’s most recognizable font; Objectified explored the relationship between manufactured products, industrial design, art and people; Urbanized promised to dig into the world of urban planning and how cities function as a working entity.

“I’ve teamed up once again with cinematographer Luke Geissbuhler, and we’ve been traveling around the world interviewing people and filming specific urban design projects that represent the issues facing cities today,” writes Hustwit. “The world’s population is in the midst of a massive migration to urban areas, and the design solutions our cities implement in the next 20 years will be critical.”

To help fund his latest documentary, Hustwit has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help offset the cost of the final few filming segments and post-production work.  Hustwit is attempting to raise $85,000 in one month and as of this writing, his team has raised a little more than $10,000.  There are some pretty solid donation options, but the two most appealing are the $10 or $100 options. The first includes a digital download of Urbanized and the second one gets you a limited-edition box set of all three movies. [via swissmiss]

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