• Helvetica Updates

June 21, 2007

New York cinema run announced

New Yorkers, get ready for all the Helvetica you can handle. We’re happy to announce that Helvetica will have its NYC cinema run at the IFC Center, starting September 12. We’ll have a slew of superstar designers from the film there for the opening week’s screenings, along with myself, … Read More

June 20, 2007

Metropolis and Frieze on Helvetica

Two of design’s foremost critical voices, Ellen Lupton and Emily King, give their takes on the film in the new issues of Metropolis and Frieze, respectively. Read More

June 19, 2007


After two great premiere screenings in Chicago at the Gene Siskel Film Center (shout out to the staff at the Film Center, Jim Coudal and crew, plus late night diners John Lee, Jenny, and Malcolm), I headed to the Washington DC area for the AFI/Discovery Channel Silverdocs Festival. Read More

June 19, 2007

Contents of my suitcase, Chicago

Apparently I’m on a checked shirt kick. Read More

June 16, 2007

Sans Francisco

Got into San Francisco Tuesday night, hooked up with my friends Biki and Brian and went to see Hot Chip at the Fillmore. I’d actually never been to the Fillmore before (I didn’t go to the shoot we did there for the Wilco film) so that was … Read More

June 16, 2007

Una historia de misterios

Okay, my Spanish is a little rusty (i.e. non-existent) but I believe these dudes in Barcelona have channeled the sprirt of Helvetica through a Ouija board… check it out: … Read More

June 15, 2007

Nice Chicago Tribune review…

…and Shelby gets a shout-out! There have actually been quite a few nice articles published recently, if I get a sec I’ll post a few links. Movie review: ‘Helvetica’ By Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune movie critic **** (4/4 stars) The wonderful new documentary “Helvetica” introduces us to … Read More

June 14, 2007

Nordic Conquest

Helvetica took Scandinavia by storm last weekend with special event screenings in Copenhagen and Oslo. Summer has definitely arrived in the Nordic countries: it was 80-90 degrees every day, and a celebratory mood filled the streets. For those of you who haven’t visited Denmark or Norway, the daylight in summertime … Read More

June 14, 2007

Chicago Premiere sold out, extra show added

The 6pm and 8:15pm premiere screenings the Friday at The Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago have sold out. But an additional 10:15pm late screening has been added, tickets are only available at the Siskel box office Friday. Read More

June 6, 2007

MoMA pix

A few photos from MoMA’s compact but very well done “50 Years of Helvetica” exhibit, to which I’m honored to have contributed. I finally got to see it over the weekend. It features a five-minute loop from the film, a few of the materials I’ve picked up along the … Read More