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Helvetica - The Movie

Discussion in 'Font Forum:' started by Aarlev, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. Aarlev

    Aarlev Member

    Have anybody here seen Helvetica - The Movie? . If so, is it worth buying? I've read some reviews and it sounds interesting, but I'd love to hear some opinions from designers :)
     
  2. matt

    matt Member

    I like it. I can't see it being something you'd watch more than once or twice though (it's not come out of its case a second time since I got it).
     
  3. DereckJohnson

    DereckJohnson Junior Member

    Very interesting, but I don't know if I'd bother buying it tough.
     
  4. mrleesimpson

    mrleesimpson Guest

    Everyone I speak to about this film says its pretty good.

    Depends how deep your interest in fonts runs.
     
  5. Aarlev

    Aarlev Member

    Ok thanks guys. I think I'll put it on my Christmas wishlist then :)
     
  6. samantha

    samantha Junior Member

    I loved it, and saw it twice. However, my design background has very little in regard to history so I lap up all I can.

    On a semi-related note, if you are a fan of the typeface and use Google Reader you may enjoy Helvetireader
     
  7. rossnorthernunion

    rossnorthernunion Senior Member

    Good film - sorry great film - saw it at the Newcastle showing last December - Mr Build was in attendance which was nice. Not all pro helvetica either - which wasn't expected.

    Gary Huswits new film (which aint Avant Garde - much to my disapointment) Objectified is on the way next. Don't think the Empire has that on general release mind.

    http://www.objectifiedfilm.com/
     
  8. blueocto

    blueocto Senior Member

    I'm not sure if it's the same thing, but a few month's back I did watch (well, caught the back end of) a programme/film about Helvetica. I believe it was on BBC.
    Was very interesting though!
     
  9. rossnorthernunion

    rossnorthernunion Senior Member

    Yeah that was Alan Yentobs show - forget the name - they did an edited down version of the film. Doubt the vast majority of most Sunday night 10pm viewers found it that compelling mind -

    "ere wor Bob look at that kerning...its propa good like"
     
  10. mr_sharpe

    mr_sharpe Junior Member

    wicked film - buy it and support the makers
     
  11. I love it! :) Going to be one of the first DVDs I buy once I get settled in the UK!
     
  12. Xenonsoft

    Xenonsoft Active Member

    Is that Mac only, and if not, how on earth do I use it?

    Cheers :up:
     
  13. samantha

    samantha Junior Member



    You can use Helvetireader with Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome, Safari and so on, just not IE...


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    Click for full size - Uploaded with plasq's Skitch
     
  14. Xenonsoft

    Xenonsoft Active Member

    Cheers Samantha.

    I saw that, clicked the 'Install as a userscript' part and it loaded some code, but I've no idea where to place said code to get it to work. Any ideas? :)
     
  15. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    Just watched it... and to quote Stefan Sagmeister from the documentary:
     

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