A Fresh Perspective
So I just had to mention this because I was so impressed by it. Just the other day I watched a truly fascinating documentary, simply titled Helvetica. It is a story about the evolution of this pervasive typeface. The documentary examines Helvetiva’s origins and its implementation over the years as the standard font the world over, but more than that, it examines the way graphic design has changed over the past decades and how the technology has changed as well. Anyone that works in today’s design industry will find this a fresh perspective on how type influences our everyday lives, even when we don’t realize it. If you’re serious about graphic design, you should see this film. Find out more about this movie here.
What an awesome/nerdy movie!
This sounds awesome – we’re big fans of documentaries..nothing better.
Thanks for the heads-up on this movie. I love fonts. I’ve designed many custom letters but never a font. Maybe watching the movie will be inspirational. By the way you can buy the DVD or even a digital download here: http://www.helveticafilm.com/shop.html
Great documentary! I laughed, I cried.
Corey, I hope you do more type design tuts, thanks.
Super good doc!! Reminds you just how damn good Helvetica is!!!