Watch the film as it was meant to be seen: in its native high-definition format. 1080p HD, 16×9 anamorphic widescreen presentation, full-color booklet, 95 minutes of bonus footage, English and German language subtitles (feature only).
Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which will celebrate its 50th birthday in 2007) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, and a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type.
– Chicago Tribune”Funny to think that a font movie would have the potential to restore one’s faith in art and its myriad meanings, but it does.”
– Minneapolis City Pages
“With beautiful cinematography, a kickass soundtrack, and one delightfully quotable interview after another, this little doc about a font is truly a work of art.”
– Austin Chronicle
Interviewees in Helvetica include some of the most illustrious and innovative names in the design world, including Erik Spiekermann, Matthew Carter, Massimo Vignelli, Wim Crouwel, Hermann Zapf, Neville Brody, Stefan Sagmeister, Michael Bierut, David Carson, Paula Scher, Jonathan Hoefler, Tobias Frere-Jones, Experimental Jetset, Michael C. Place, Norm, Alfred Hoffmann, Mike Parker, Bruno Steinert, Otmar Hoefer, Leslie Savan, Rick Poynor, Lars Müller, and many more.
Over 90 minutes of additional interviews with Massimo Vignelli, Matthew Carter, Erik Spiekermann, Hermann Zapf, and more. NTSC, 16×9 anamorphic widescreen presentation, full-color booklet, English and German language subtitles (feature only).