Helvetica movie

Tuesday 6 February 2007

I know this sounds like a joke, but it isn’t: Helvetica is a documentary about the typeface Helvetica. Actually, it’s about more than that:

Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which is celebrating its 50th birthday this year) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives.

I’m definitely going to go see it, if it ever shows in a theater near me, I just don’t know if anyone will go see it with me!

Comments

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susan senator 6:30 AM on 6 Feb 2007

Hey! Of course I'll go with you! What am I, chopped liver?

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SuSri 1:36 AM on 19 Feb 2007

You both are amazing!

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Marc 10:40 AM on 22 Feb 2007

Someday someone is going to have to write about computer programmers (I'm guilty of this, too) who need blogs to talk to their wives. :) Anyhow it looks like there are a couple screenings in Boston although it's not clear if they're open to the general public.

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Kevin 5:42 PM on 24 Mar 2007

I should really get out more - Let me know when and where (if I haven't already missed it).

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