• Helvetica Updates

March 16, 2007

I.D. Interview

There’s an interview with me by Kobi Benezri and Cliff Kuang in the new I.D. Magazine. And ironically, it’s in “The Ornament Issue.” Full disclosure, the punk/modernism quote from me towards the end of the interview is actually me quoting Danny van den Dungen of Experimental Jetset. Read More

March 14, 2007

Screening #1

After a year and a half of filming, traveling, editing, and stressing, the World Premiere of Helvetica happened last night at SXSW in Austin. A sellout crowd of 450 packed into the Austin Convention Center for the film and a post-screening Q&A with David Carson and I (below). The audience … Read More

March 12, 2007

Dispatch from Texas

After a furious final week of color correcting and online editing, I’m here in Austin at the South by Southwest Film Festival. The film premieres tomorrow, and thus far I’ve just been taking it in, seeing some films (Fish Kill Flea and Silver Jew among them) and meeting … Read More

March 9, 2007

New sites on the Deck

The Deck, the design-focused advertising network to which our site is proud to belong, has added four new member sites: Khoi Vinh’s awesome Subtraction.com (Khoi is also the designer of the best T-shirt ever) Tina Roth Eisenberg’s Swiss Miss, Airbag Industries, and zeldman.com. You’re … Read More

March 8, 2007

AFI Dallas Film Festival Screening Sold Out

This is becoming a trend. Tickets for the March 22nd screening in Dallas are gone, thanks in part to the promotional efforts of Bo Parker at AIGA Dallas/Fort Worth. The only other screening that has sold out this quickly is David Lynch’s Inland Empire… so we’re in good company! … Read More

March 7, 2007

New York Premiere Event Sold Out

Well that was quick. The April 6th AIGA New York Premiere event at The New School is sold out. But we’re in the process of organizing a NYC cinema run, so stay tuned for more dates. Read More

March 7, 2007

Official Film Poster Unveiled

Behold the official film poster v.1, designed by our friends at Experimental Jetset. 27″ x 40″, litho printed on 100# matte paper. Now available in the shop, and we’ll be selling them at the screenings too. Read More

February 28, 2007

Three More Festivals

Helvetica has been invited to screen at three more festivals: the AFI Dallas International Film Festival (March 22 – April 1), the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina (April 12 – 15), and Hot Docs in Toronto (April 19 – 29) which … Read More

February 21, 2007

First batch of screenings announced!

We’ve added some preliminary dates to our screening schedule: New York City, Zurich, Boston, Philly, Prague, Istanbul, Berlin, Paris, Portland, LA, Laguna Beach, Montreal, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Columbus, Rochester, Seattle, Thessaloniki, Melbourne and more. Another 75 cities will be announced soon, so if yours isn’t on there, don’t worry, … Read More

February 12, 2007

Sweet Talk NYC

Sweet Talk, the very cool Dublin-based series of lecture events featuring visual artists, rolls into New York City next month with an impressive lineup of participants, including Helvetica interviewee Michael C. Place, punk photography icon Glen E. Friedman, and others. Presented by CANDY in association with Veer. When: … Read More