Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Helvetica: The Movie

The Helevtica title is no longer online, it was a bootleg copy that was removed at the request of Gary Hustwit.
It can be purchased here.

Helvetica, the fragrance of the city.
A good documentary about the typeface Helvetica. At first it seems like an impossible task for a full length documentary on such a narrow subject as a typeface, however the film is very informative and lively all the way to the end. There are one or two silly comments along the way, but everything after that is fascinating. It is divided in two parts, the first half is filled with praises and lavish montage and then the opposite side.

Some of the typographers include:Massimo Vignelli, Erik Spiekermann, Experimental Jetset, Matthew Carter, Norm, Tobias Frere-Jones among many others. Michael Bierut and Spiekermann also provide their usually good commentary while sounding like an almost fanatic with humor.

1 comment:

MAN21 said...

just impressive...perfect information and a extremely helpful for designers, as me. thnks!