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 MoMA’s collection and an original metal type font of Helvetica gifted by Lars Müller, “50 Years of Helvetica” includes Matthew Carter’s original Neue Haas Grotesk specimen book, an Experimental Jetset T-shirt, and a video excerpt from the documentary. It’s a real honor for me to be involved with MoMA on this project. If you’re in New York City anytime in the next year, be sure to pay a visit.
The International Herald Tribune did a nice story yesterday about Helvetica’s 50th, with quotes from MoMA curator Christian Larsen and Danny van den Dungen from Experimental Jetset.