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August 25, 2007

Daily Telegraph on Helvetica

Nice story on the film today in London’s Daily Telegraph:

“The replacement of a previous era’s idiosyncratic signage — hand-drawn, pictorial, full of energetic italics — by a font that is characterised by its focus on clarity and grid-like segmentation mirrors the growing homogenisation of our cities; the clamour, clutter and mystique of the manufacturing era giving way to the over-lit, deodorised landscapes of the post-industrial service economy.”

Read the full story…

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