2008-10-11

Helvetica: The Movie!

Who knew a font could be so cool?

I was hanging out in Wales with my brother and his better half looking through the iTunes store for a movie to rent.

We came upon Helvetica. [IMDB] [Wikipedia]

A very interesting survey of font--far more pervasive and influential then I could have ever imagined.

Memorable quotes from the film:
The meaning is in the content of the text and not in the typeface, and that is why we loved Helvetica very much.
Another:
And I think I'm right calling Helvetica the perfume of the city. It is just something we don't notice usually but we would miss very much if it wouldn't be there.
You'll never walk around a city--especially NYC--in the same way again.

If you do anything that uses fonts--from graphic design to web sites and user interfaces--you'll get something from this film.

Very cool.

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