• Helvetica Updates

July 18, 2007

Encore screening in San Francisco

By popular demand, we’ll be bringing Helvetica back to San Francisco for another evening at the Embarcadero Cinemas, Monday, August 6 at 7pm. Get tickets now. Read More

July 14, 2007

Melbourne screening sold out…

The Melbourne screening (part of the 4th annual Character conference) on July 22nd is now sold out. Thanks to organizer Stephen Banham and everyone who purchased tickets, looking forward to this Sunday! … Read More

July 13, 2007

Jetset in Melbourne

The Narrows, a gallery in Melbourne, Australia, opened a poster exhibition from Experimental Jetset today which will run until August 4, 2007. From The Narrows site: “Experimental Jetset (Marieke Stolk, Erwin Brinkers and Danny van den Dungen) have shaped their identity on the grid of 60’s modernist … Read More

July 11, 2007

America’s Finest Burrito

The San Diego screening last night was a homecoming of sorts, I lived here for about fifteen years in the mid-80’s to late-90’s. So the pre-screening reception felt more like a wedding reception than a film party: dozens of round tables filled with old friends I hadn’t seen in … Read More

July 11, 2007

Vancouver tix on sale

Tickets for the August 7th Vancouver premiere, hosted by the GDC, are now on sale. This evening will feature a gala afterparty and a post-screening discussion with me, novelist and Helvetica fan Douglas Coupland, and type legend Jim Rimmer. Get the full details here! … Read More

July 11, 2007

Britdoc schedule announced

Britdoc has announced their screening schedule, and day passes are now on sale. Helvetica will screen in Oxford on Wednesday, July 25th at 6pm. If you’re involved in documentary film in the UK, you’re already going to this festival. If you need more information, see their site. Read More

July 5, 2007

Guinness is good for you. Really.

Five days of Irish rain (Irish Rain… that’s actually a good name for a new fabric softener) couldn’t stop two excellent events last week. Dublin, aka The City that Bono and the Edge Built, is packed with designers who turned out for a standing-room only Sweet Talk event at … Read More

July 3, 2007

San Diego tickets going fast

The San Diego screening July 10th at MCA La Jolla is shaping up to be one hell of an event. AIGA San Diego is hosting a reception before the film at 6pm with appetizers from Hash House A Go Go, beverages from the Tractor Room and live jazz by Chris … Read More

June 25, 2007

I am Amsterdamned

On to Amsterdam (one of my favorite cities) and two sold-out screenings at the classic cinema/bar Kriterion. As part of the event, a group of second-year design students from the Rietveld Academy came out and did custom-painted window lettering and installed an exhibit of Helvetica-themed remix posters of their … Read More

June 23, 2007

Macedonian Madness

Tuesday I arrived in Thessaloniki, Greece, for the 3rd International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication. It was font-geek central, Macedonian style. Braving 95-degree heat, I put one of the film posters up at the conference registration center, but 10 minutes later it was gone! I asked the staffers … Read More