Are there any films about graphic design?

I’m looking for fiction films that are either about graphic design, or have important elements of its history, and I’m a bit stuck.

I’m not trying to find movies that would be inspiring for designers (that would be quite broad and subjective), but movies that touch the subject of design directly.


Funnily enough, design blog CreativeBloq published a list recently titled The 10 best movies about design:

(actually, just realised these are pretty much all feature length documentaries, or documentary-like. Technically they’re still movies I think but the question seems to ask for fiction films. Oh well, I’ll leave it here anyway)

  1. Why Man Creates, 1968, by acclaimed designer Saul Bass (most famous for the iconic Hitchcock posters) and writer Mayo Simon
  2. Helvetica, 2007, about the creation of the famous font
  3. Design and Thinking, “examines how design can influence the world of business and social change”
  4. Objectified, by the maker of Helvetica, about design engineering
  5. Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight, see Scott’s answer
  6. PressPausePlay, “Does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out?”
  7. The Universe of Keith Haring, about the influential artist and social activist.
  8. Sign Painters, not yet released, about traditionalist American sign makers
  9. The Cool School, about the LA art scene in the 1940s
  10. Beautiful Losers, about the 1990s DIY street style

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