Watched Helvetica last night…

Maureen and I went to see Helvetica last night at the Northwest Film Forum (part of AIGA’s ByDesign 08 event).


A note about the movie – quoted from

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.

Helvetica encompasses the worlds of design, advertising, psychology, and communication, and invites us to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day.

The film was shot in high-definition on location in the United States, England, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France and Belgium. It is currently screening at film festivals and special events worldwide.

By |2008-03-14T11:48:07-07:00March 14th, 2008|Design, Movies, Stories|2 Comments


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