• Helvetica Updates

April 22, 2008

London event at the Barbican this Saturday

I’m honored (or should I say honoured) that the film is being shown at London’s historic Barbican Centre this weekend. So I’ve decided to break my self-imposed moratorium on attending screenings of the film, and I’ll be there to present it. This Saturday, April 26th, at 2pm. Tickets … Read More

April 17, 2008

I’m like a kid unwrapping x-mas presents

We just got a box of the Blu-ray discs in… cool. Popped one into the Playstation 3 (which I purchased strictly for research purposes, really) and guess what, they work! I like the way the Blu-ray menu system works. While you’re watching a film, you can navigate the menus … Read More

April 17, 2008

Netflixers, queue it up

The Blu-ray edition of Helvetica is now available on Netflix. Add it to your queue. Read More

April 15, 2008

I only scored a 28

The Rather Difficult Font Game. Read More

April 15, 2008

Simplify, simplify, simplify

We ended up having some extra tote bags left over from our Blu-ray deluxe edition, so we decided to screen another design. Since we (and probably you) are tired of seeing “A documentary film by…” printed on everything, we decided to take it down to the basics: We … Read More

April 2, 2008

April screenings

The screenings continue… this month there are events in Memphis, Nova Scotia, Waterloo, Auckland, Santa Barbara, Weisbaden, Rochester, London, Christchurch, and Vancouver. Check the screening schedule for details (scroll down). Read More

March 24, 2008

50 Years of Helvetica, the short

The suave folks at Blanka and Candy organized a 50 Years of Helvetica print show that’s been touring exhibit spaces worldwide. Now they’ve made a short film of the opening at the Design Museum London for your viewing pleasure. Read More

March 18, 2008

Heavy metal printing lot

Sam Mallett, a graphic design student from The University of Wales, has done a series of prints using the original metal type versions of Neue Haas Grotesk and Helvetica. From Sam: “I did a short work placement in Z├╝rich and had the opportunity to play with some lead type, … Read More

March 17, 2008

Another anniversary…

Okay, one more “It was a year ago today…” memory, then I’ll spare you my nostalgia. This screening was so packed that we had to let people sit in the projection booth. And the 50 Years of Helvetica exhibit is still up at MoMA until March 31. By … Read More

March 13, 2008

Happy 1st Anniversary, Helvetica

Austin, Texas – March 13, 2007 It was one year ago today that Helvetica had its World Premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival. Showing the film in public for the first time was surreal, and extremely stressful, but it was a life-changing event for me. I’d … Read More