While I was at RISD, Herman and I were lucky enough to catch a screening of the documentary "Helvetica" followed by a Q&A with the director, Gary Hustwit. It's an incredible film, full of the fun, geeky things that we graphic designers love, great interviews with some of the top graphic designers (a couple who I was lucky enough to see/listen to at RISD), a beautiful homage to one of the most ubiquitous typefaces, and in general a great description of what graphic designers do. Seriously, if you haven't seen it, you should definitely check it out.
And just this weekend I read about his new film, "Objectified", a documentary about industrial design and our relationship with manufactured objects. This is now on my must see list (see both trailers below).