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a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design & global visual culture. the movie looks at the proliferation of 1 typeface (which is celebrating its 50th birthday this year) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives.

you either already missed it at your local alternative movie festival, but most probably, you had no reasonable chance of seeing it as it has not been shown in your neighborhood yet.

in the meantime, you can watch 4 short youtube clips after the break.

[links: helveticafilm.com & designobserver.com & computerarts.co.uk & youtube.com]


Helvetica documentary clip - Experimental Jetset

Helvetica documentary clip - Wim Crouwel

Helvetica documentary clip - Neville Brody & Rick Poynor

Helvetica documentary clip - Erik Spiekermann


i saw this last sunday at the toronto Hot Docs festival. the interviews were excellent, some of them insightful, but mostly, i'm just happy to see our profession get some screen-time.

Wed 25 Apr 2007 at 3:39 PM

I can't wait either.. The film will be screening at the the walkerin Minneapolis, MN, USA in a month. I'll be there for sure.

Wed 25 Apr 2007 at 4:22 PM

The documentary clips, especially the Berlin montage, provides us with ideas for a documentary video we're doing at the University of the Philippines Film Institute.

All the best!

Mon 26 Jan 2009 at 11:56 PM
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