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.

Extra linky goodness:

Popsci review of the film.
Nubby Twiglet: Helvetica: A Love & Hate Relationship

About Star St.Germain

I am a tornado disguised as a girl.

  1. Nubby says:

    Yay, you saw it! I still haven’t…
    Thanks for the link! Also, yet, come to P-Town and we can do a Stubby preview.
    P.S. I loved your Flickr faves selection from yesterday- super inspiring stuff.

  2. thisisstar says:

    Nubs– You have to see it. it’s amazing. If you haven’t managed by April, I will be sure to bring my copy up and make you watch it. & thanks about the flickr faves! I think i got a couple of them from someone you linked a few weeks ago. Or maybe it was someone gala linked…i dunno. 🙂

  3. Miss Elle says:

    Oh, I really, really want to see it! I’d forgotten that I’d wanted to see it until you posted this, though.

    Thanks, Ms. Star!

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  6. ronwm says:

    ….forgot about that movie! Your reminder of it made me pop it to the top of my Netfl*x cue….

  7. Tea says:

    I got this movie in my netflix a few weeks ago. I was hadn’t seen anything about the film ahead of time so I was expecting a basic history channel type thing. I was pleasantly surprised to so many great interviews with people who I admire but never see in the spotlight. I queued it up again for another watch shortly after sending it back.

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Helvetica, The film

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January 18th, 2008