June 19, 2012

Helvetica (2007)

Hey kiddos, I'm back with a short series on some documentaries I've seen recently that I enjoyed.
Simul-posted here: The Movie Advocate

I have a few friends who are professional graphic designers.  These people really know how to make an image with words over it grab your attention.  Their abilities, I feel, are fairly under-appreciated.  Helvetica, the first in a trilogy of documentaries focused on design, is for people who feel guilty about not fully appreciating graphic designers.  There is a lot of information about that font, and the history of it, and the history of other fonts.

There's is some drama about the usage of Helvetica as opposed to other fonts, but other than that, there isn't a whole lot going on in this documentary.  I feel a little more enriched for having learned a little bit more about the history of graphic design, and the most popular of fonts, but unless this is your goal, then I'd say you can skip this one.

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