• Helvetica Updates

September 26, 2007

From Russia with love

I just got back from a weeklong adventure in Russia at the American Film Festival in Moscow… lots to write about. The best part of the trip was getting to spend time with the other filmmakers, there were only five documentaries in the lineup and all the payday … Read More

September 18, 2007

Helvetica: the #1 independent film in the country!

We’re #1! We’re #1! Font fans are now rioting in the streets: the New York City opening weekend of Helvetica topped the Indiewire chart as the top-grossing independent film in the country last weekend, on a per-screen $ basis. Wow! Thanks to the cast and crew who came out … Read More

September 7, 2007

More colette pix

A few more shots from the opening night of the colette Paris exhibit. Special thanks to Ralph Lauren Rugby for the drinks and food, and the free cap. And thanks again to Sarah, and to our awesome gallery manager Camille! … Read More

September 7, 2007

Time Out London on Helvetica

Wow… we got an incredible review today in Time Out London. Here’s my cut-and-paste summary: “Could first-time American director Gary Hustwit be the architect of a New Banal documentary movement? With ‘Helvetica’ he produces a gleefully engaging investigation into the world’s most ubiquitous typeface… as well as broadening the … Read More

September 6, 2007

London cinema run starts tomorrow

Our multi-week cinema run at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London begins tomorrow… book tickets now. Read More

September 3, 2007

Helvetica at 50 opens at colette

The exhibit, mid-installation I was quite busy yesterday installing “Helvetica at 50″, an exhibit I curated at the colette Paris gallery. The day started in London, I barely made the train after Saturday night’s London premiere event at the ICA. We showed the film, and then Michael … Read More

August 27, 2007

DVD sneak peek #2 – Wim Crouwel

Here’s another one of the 41 short films that’ll be included on the DVD: Dutch designer Wim Crouwel discusses the Proposal for a New Alphabet, his payday loans near me // payday loans direct lender // online payday loan // payday the … Read More

August 25, 2007

Daily Telegraph on Helvetica

Nice story on the film today in London’s Daily Telegraph: “The replacement of a previous era’s idiosyncratic signage — hand-drawn, pictorial, full of energetic italics — by a font that is characterised by its focus on clarity and grid-like segmentation mirrors the growing homogenisation of our cities; the clamour, … Read More

August 24, 2007

Recap: Portland/SF/Vancouver

Realized I hadn’t done a post on these screenings from the week before last. It was a busy week, with encore screenings in Portland and San Francisco, and the Vancouver GDC screenings with 1,000 people in attendance. Portland was dyn-o-mite: a screening for the staff at Weiden+Kennedy (thanks Eric … Read More

August 22, 2007

New Screenings!

I know, it’s crazy, but they just keep on coming: Phoenix, Copenhagen, Winnipeg, Sheffield, Cleveland, Amsterdam, and more: http://www.helveticafilm.com/screenings.html … Read More