I just saw Helvetica, The film….and you should too!
From their website:
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.
This movie came out last year, but it’s currently screening at the Roxie in San Francisco (right down the street from where I work!). If you’re not in SF you can order the dvd from their website.
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