• Helvetica Updates

December 3, 2008

Free Helvetica screenings all month!

In advance of the US television premiere of Helvetica on January 6th, ITVS and PBS have organized free screenings of the film in dozens of cities across the country as part of their Community Cinema program. See the film free in your city this month: December 3 … Read More

November 20, 2008

Magic pen writes in Helvetica!

Ahhhh… technology. The geniuses at Plexifilm have spent the past two years developing a Sharpie pen that actually writes in Helvetica! This pen is so experimental that it’s priceless… literally. You can’t buy one, but you can get one free with any Helvetica-related purchase (DVD, T-shirt, etc.). Read More

November 19, 2008

Helvetica on PBS: date change

The US television premiere of Helvetica on PBS’s Independent Lens has been moved up from January 13 to January 6. That’s the national date, check your local PBS station for exact date/time in your area. Apparently PBS is now doing a “quick strike” documentary about the financial crisis on … Read More

November 4, 2008

Turning Japanese

This is awesome… but I wonder what it says? … Read More

November 4, 2008

October 22, 2008

It’s Helvetica Week in Tokyo

Lots going on in Tokyo this week: there’s a Helvetica exhibit at the Laforet Museum in Harajuku, sponsored by Grand Petit Publishing and Asmik Ace Entertainment, with screenings of the film, workshops, and more. Asmik Ace is also releasing the Japanese DVD edition of Helvetica this Friday. Kanpai! … Read More

October 8, 2008

Vote Helvetica for the People’s Design Awards

Attention voters! A Helvetica fan has nominated the movie for the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards People’s Design Award. Take a minute and vote for your favorite font film. The voting deadline is October 21st. Yes we can! … Read More

September 27, 2008

Helvetica on PBS

The US television broadcast date for Helvetica has been set. The film will air January 6th nationwide on PBS, as part of the awesome Independent Lens series. It’s a shortened version of the film (54 minutes versus the original 80) but the edits were done by myself and original … Read More

September 10, 2008

On seven years in the indie film business

Yesterday, The New York Times published another profile of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch and his new film distribution company, Oscilloscope Pictures: “Oscilloscope Pictures will operate in a model similar to an independent record label, Mr. Yauch, 44, said over green tea in a de facto conference room … Read More

July 29, 2008

Rolling Stones? Never heard of ’em.

More iTunes blow-by-blow: first Helvetica had to kick 27 Dresses to the curb last week en route to our peak at #10 on the overall iTunes movie sales chart. But no other film has even dared challenge our #1 documentary position, until now: Martin Scorcese’s Rolling Stones concert film Shine … Read More