More than perhaps anyone, documentary filmmaker Gary Hustwit has articulated the supreme importance of design in our world. With his films Helvetica, Objectified, and Urbanized, he explored the impact of typography, industrial design, and city planning, respectively. But in Rams, his latest documentary due later this year, Hustwit focuses his lens entirely on one subject: Dieter Rams, the most influential designer of the last century.
Hustwit just dropped three new teasers for the film, along with news that it will be scored by none other than electronic music pioneer Brian Eno.
Judging by his previous work and these new teasers, I think Hustwit’s filmmaking style (plus Eno's score!) is going to help tell the story of Rams and his work as it ought to be told. I really hope this leads to more documentaries on other prolific designers in the future.