April 7, 2007

New York’s alright… if you like Helvetica

Thanks to everyone who came to last night’s New York Premiere… The post-screening panel with me, Massimo Vignelli, Jonathan Hoefler, Tobias Frere-Jones, and Jakob Trollbäck was hilarious, with Vignelli at his usual scene-stealing best. When someone asked the panelists what was the worst use of Helvetica they’d ever seen, Vignelli … Read More

April 7, 2007

David Lynch on product placement

This is the best thing I’ve seen in a while. I love David Lynch. (Via Design Observer) … Read More

April 4, 2007

LA premiere sold out…

Tickets for the USC premiere event sold out in one day. We’ve gotta start booking bigger theaters… … Read More

April 4, 2007

Telephone call from Istanbul

If you haven’t been to Istanbul before, you need to go. Now. It’s an amazing city, and this is the first time I’ve been here. We had two great screenings, one at Bilgi University on Monday, and last night at the 26th Istanbul International Film Festival. The film got … Read More

April 3, 2007

Ticket updates

A few ticket updates: Tickets for the Los Angeles premiere event at USC are now on sale. Get ’em quick. The Istanbul Film Festival screening is sold out. Advance tickets for both Toronto screenings at Hot Docs are sold out too, but there will possibly be a limited number … Read More

April 2, 2007

Helvetica at MoMA

This Friday the Museum of Modern Art in New York will open a new exhibition: “50 Years of Helvetica” will be on display from April 6, 2007 to March 31, 2008, in the museum’s Architecture and Design Galleries on the third floor. In addition to posters and artifacts from … Read More

March 29, 2007

Notes from Praha

The Prague screening last night at Febiofest was fantastic, a packed cinema despite some tech delays with an earlier film that caused us to start 40 minutes late (at 11:15pm!). Almost everyone stuck around into the wee hours for the Q&A. Questions ranged from the basic “How did you pick … Read More

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