• Helvetica Updates

July 31, 2007

Second Vancouver screening added

The main event is sold out, but an additional screening has been added to our August 7th GDC Vancouver Premiere at 9pm. Get on it, eh? … Read More

July 27, 2007

More YouTube craziness…

Another Helvetica-related YouTube creation: … Read More

July 26, 2007

Getting into Character

I’m officially adding Melbourne to the “Cities I’d Like to Move to” list. It’s funny because I’d always imagined that Melbourne was a beach town, a down under version of San Diego. But it’s more like the Australian Chicago… urban and arts-oriented with plenty going on above and underground. Read More

July 26, 2007

Lead type and Homeland Security

American Airlines finally found my luggage, and when I opened up my suitcase I realized why it had been “lost.” When I was in Melbourne, a gentleman from the Melbourne Printing Museum gave me a few pieces of lead type from their active Linotype machine, including the silver piece at … Read More

July 24, 2007

Ouch…

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July 24, 2007

A note from Jim Rimmer

Type legend Jim Rimmer will be joining me and author Douglas Coupland for a discussion at the GDC Vancouver premiere on August 7. With over 50 years of creating and working with typefaces, Jim is considered a Canadian icon and hero in the graphic design industry. Adept at traditional … Read More

July 24, 2007

Melbourne to London = Hell

Just got to London after 36 hours of flying… Melbourne to Auckland, Auckland to Los Angeles, Los Angeles to New York, New York to London. And to top off the flight from hell, they lost my luggage! So I won’t be able to post photos from the spectacular Melbourne screening … Read More

July 19, 2007

The Guardian on Helvetica

Andrew Dickson profiled the film this week in The Guardian: “If Hustwit looks chuffed, it’s easy to understand why. His first attempt at a full-length documentary, shot on a credit-card budget and made up of interviews with designers and typographers, has somehow become a global phenomenon. Since March, when … Read More

July 19, 2007

New Portland screening added

Helvetica is coming back to Portland, Orgeon, for another night at the Hollywood Theater, Saturday August 4th. Director Q&A follows the screening, so start thinking up some good questions. “Is your next film going to be about Times New Roman?” is not one of them. Tickets here. Read More

July 19, 2007

Kia Ora New Zealand

One of the best parts of this whole film project is that I’ve gotten the chance to visit so many cities I’ve never been to before: Copenhagen, Istanbul, Oslo, Montreal, Dublin, and more. My luck continued this week with my first visit to New Zealand. Besides the sold-out events in … Read More