Independent film “Helvetica”


If you haven’t seen Helvetica yet:

The film features on-camera interviews with such type design giants such as: Wim Crouwel, Herman Zapf, Erik Spiekermann and Massimo Vignelli to name but a few.  However, the film goes much further:

It is a remarkable essay that illuminates how the complex and dynamic interactions of modern typography and visual design incorporate aesthetics, legibility, iconography, and artistic expression within our post-modern graphic mass communication medium.

The film is currently available for instant viewing on Netflix and more information, including some clips of the film can be found on its website.

[Thanks Christopher]

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One Response to Independent film “Helvetica”

  1. Lohr says:

    Excellent documentary! It’s mad me want to go back and look at Vignelli’s work as well as the whole design woprld of the mid-’50s to early ’60s— the high noon of Modernism.

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