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Films: the Long and the Short of it [Aug. 9th, 2006|12:43 pm]
Nicodemus
Since I know I have some fellow font geeks on my friends list, I must mention that I stumbled across a website for a coming documentary:

Helvetica: the Film

Yep, it's a documentary about a typeface! As Helvetica approaches it's 50th birthday, a small group got together to make a film about it. Looks like they've lined up a number of good people (Hermann Zapf is interviewed) and the stills look cool. They list a festival release of "early 2007".


Also, thanks to freakylynx for pointing to Spin [YouTube link].

This is a short film that came out a while back, evidently. It's a really well done piece; excellent use of sound and editing. Definitely worth checking out if you haven't seen it.
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[User Picture]From: kinkyturtle
2006-08-10 07:08 am (UTC)
Two cool things!
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From: jovino
2006-08-10 05:51 pm (UTC)
Ahhhh, Helvetica!
What else is there?!



And, as seen on one of my favorite t-shirts:

Helvetica
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-08-10 11:54 pm (UTC)
HAHA! Wow. What a great shirt!

Reminds me of those tests where they print the word "yellow" in blue letters. Except that only a minor percentage of the population will get this joke. :D
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From: jovino
2006-08-10 06:00 pm (UTC)
OMG! Spin was amazing.
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