Well here's something quite exciting for typographiles everywhere: Helvetica - a new a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It explores half a century of Helvetica's history (the typeface celebrates its 50th birthday this year), embracing the worlds of design, advertising, psychology, and communication, and (according to the blurb) 'invites us to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day'.
The film-makers have a blog and you can see some advance clips of the film here. It's been showing at film festivals and arts venues all over the world for several months (hardly any of them in the UK, unfortunately) but will be available on DVD on 6 November. Guess who's pre-ordered a copy!
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