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    Posted on Nov 26, 2013

    12 Documentaries That Embrace The Art Of Design

    See the history behind the things you find pretty.

    1. Marwencol (2010)

    Open Face / marwencol.com

    After a beating that caused memory loss, Mark Hogancamp creates a model town called Marwencol, and tries to cope mentally through his creation. Design meets therapy.

    On Netflix

    View this video on YouTube

    Open Face / youtu.be

    2. Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)

    Paranoid Pictures / cinemafunk.com

    All hail Banksy.

    On Netflix

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    Paranoid Pictures / youtu.be

    3. Beautiful Losers (2008)

    Sidetrack Films / design-crisis.com

    Take it back to the 1990s, when being in the DIY movement meant participating in street art and skateboard tricks. Rent it here.

    View this video on YouTube

    Sidetrack Films / youtu.be

    4. Between The Folds (2008)

    Green Fuse Films / greenfusefilms.com

    Watch as a group of scientists and artists give up their careers, and dive into the fascinating world of paper folding. Origami FTW! View it here.

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    Green Fuse Films / youtube.com

    5. Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight (2010)

    Arthouse Films / impawards.com

    Meet the man who created the "I Love New York" logo. Find it here.

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    Arthouse Films / youtu.be

    6. Design & Thinking (2012)

    Muris Media / creativedrinks.com.au

    Sure, we like to look at designs, but have you ever thought about them in a critical way? This film does it for you. Watch it here.

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    Muris Media / youtu.be

    7. Art & Copy (2009)

    The One Club For Art & Copy / jenkakio.com

    Take a break from Mad Men to get another perspective on what goes into advertisements. Check it out here.

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    The One Club / youtu.be

    8. Indie Game: The Movie (2012)

    BlinkWorks / shop.indiegamethemovie.com

    What does it take to be an independent game maker? Intense dedication.

    On Netflix

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    BlinkWorks / youtu.be

    9. Eames: The Architect And The Painter (2011)

    First One Features / impawards.com

    Married couple Charles and Ray Eames contributed to some of the greatest designs in the 20th century — from furniture to film, like Powers of Ten.

    On Netflix

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    First Run Features / youtu.be

    Gary Hustwit's Design Trilogy:

    10. Helvetica (2007)

    Swiss Dots Production / helveticafilm.com

    Helvetica explores the interesting cultural movements surrounding the popular font.

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    Swiss Dots Production / youtu.be

    11. Objectified (2009)

    Swiss Dots Production / objectifiedfilm.com

    Ever wonder about the relationships humans have with objects? You need to watch this doc.

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    Swiss Dots Production / youtu.be

    12. Urbanized (2011)

    Swiss Dots Production / urbanizedfilm.com

    The final installment in Hustwit's trilogy examines the thought and problems behind the design of urban centers — otherwise known as cities.

    All three films on Netflix

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    Swiss Dot Productions / youtu.be

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