I saw it at the NY screening a couple weeks ago. I really enjoyed this movie. Despite all the stuff we complain about, we’re privileged to work in a really cool segment of the design world. I think GH did a nice job of showing the different facets that make up ID. From the grande consultancies, celeb designers, to those weirdo robot people at the end, there’s a nice balance.
re: the Junk side of ID, it might be kind of interesting to see the “design Process” of a copycat shop. They turn that stuff around pretty quick. I seriously wonder what goes through their heads sometimes.
I was hoping the film would have been more controversial - “pot stirring” - not only of and to the groups within the industry but also affected by the industry, both positively and negatively. It was just too “easy” for me - almost forgetful even like boring art (not calling the film “boring”). I would rather wanted to be surrounded by really pissed off viewers upon leaving the theater.
I was talking about Michael Graves designs on another forum …and got a really rude reaction. Some people really hate Graves’ work. It is funny because Graves was one of the revolutionaries of contemporary design who ushered in a new era of creativity to counter the increasingly Formalist product designs of the late Modern Movement.