• Helvetica Updates

March 29, 2007

Momus on Helvetica

There’s quite a bit of discussion over on Momus’ blog about Helvetica (the font and film), but especially about Vignelli’s NYC subway map and the comments he made in the outtake clip I posted a while back. The infamous map actually does make several appearances in the final … Read More

March 28, 2007

Boston Premiere sold out

Advance tickets for the April 11 Boston Premiere at MassArt are gone (there may be a few stand-by tickets available at the door, I’m looking into this). Thanks to the folks at Eventworks for organizing the event, it should be good fun. See you in Beantown. Read More

March 27, 2007

Prague screening sold out

Tickets for the Czech premiere tomorrow night at Febiofest in Prague are officially sold out. DÄ›kuji! … Read More

March 27, 2007

The Unbearable Lightness of Laundry

So I arrived at the airport in Prague to find that the zipper on my suitcase had broken and my clothes had spilled out onto the baggage conveyor. Then when I got outside, I was greeted by the guest relations person from Febiofest, a driver, and a television crew: … Read More

March 25, 2007

Grüezi Zürich!

Last night was the European Premiere of the film at the Museum für Gestaltung, and a Helvetica 50th Birthday party here in Zürich. All I can say is: awesome. I cannot express how grateful I am for all the work that went into yesterday’s events, and all the … Read More

March 21, 2007

Canadian Premiere Tix On Sale!

Tickets for our Canadian Premiere at the Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival in Toronto are now on sale. The big premiere event is Saturday, 4/21/07, at the Royal Cinema, 9:45PM. Tickets are normal movie price, $10! There will be a second screening on Sunday, 4/22/07, at the Isabel Bader … Read More

March 21, 2007

They airbrushed my face

Some stills from the CNN International story about the film yesterday. It was actually pretty fun, the producers did a great job. For the lead-in to the interview, they had BREAKING NEWS flashed across the screen, but it was in Comic Sans! Then the anchors were like, “Something’s wrong here… … Read More

March 19, 2007

CNN International – time change

For those of you who actually plan on watching this… the time of the interview has been changed to 7:45pm EST. Note to self: get a haircut tomorrow. Read More

March 19, 2007

Me and Helvetica on CNN

Get your Tivos ready… I’ll be on CNN International (which coincidentally uses Helvetica for their on-screen graphics) tomorrow, Tuesday, March 20th at 7:30pm EST (GMT -5). I’ll be on for five minutes discussing the film and showing some clips too. Check CNN’s website for channel info. Can we get … Read More

March 16, 2007

Helvetica Haiku Contest

The folks at Extensis are running a Helvetica Haiku Contest, and the grand prize is an Experimental Jetset limited-edition letterpress print. You’ve got until March 23 to submit your poem, so start rocking the 5-7-5’s. A few samples: Oh Helvetica! Your umlaut looks like a ring Of … Read More