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

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