14 February 2008

Attention: Font Nerds

Well,

I recommend the documentary "Helvetica" for all you font-nerds out there who want to watch a gang of well-respected graphic designers discuss the ubiquity, merits, and downsides (gasp!) of Helvetica. (It was one of J-Fav's surprise V-Day picks for us on Netflix, a choice made even more profound by Matthias's mentioning the film this evening.)

Also, the film has a wonderful soundtrack.

Learn about the film here.

Extra nerd points: you get to hear from Massimo Vignelli (the NYC subway maps / typography, American Airlines), Neville Brody, and even someone from The Designers Republic!

Clearly the late hour is hampering my ability to make a coherent recommendation. Just go see the thing.

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