December 18, 2006

Helvetica: The Film

Ah, Helvetica. I can't say I love it. . or hate it. But I do like it.

I confess, I am looking forward to seeing Helvetica, a documentary by Gary Hustwit.

Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which will celebrate its 50th birthday in 2007) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, and a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type.
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