Gary Hustwit is an American independent filmmaker and photographer.He may be best known for the Design Trilogy of documentaries, which examines trends in Euro-American graphic design, typography, industrial design, architecture, and urban planning. He told Dwell magazine, “I like the idea of taking a closer look at the things we take for granted and changing the way people think about them, whether it’s type or objects or whatever.”
Hustwit is vice president of Salon.com. He and film producer Sean Anderson co-founded Plexifilm, an production company and DVD label. Earlier in his career he was an independent book publisher.
In 2008, Hustwit was nominated for the Independent Spirit “Truer Than Fiction” Award for Helvetica (2007).