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Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which celebrated its 50th birthday in 2007) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives.
The film encompasses the worlds of design, advertising, psychology, and communication, and invites us to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day.
Interviewees include some of the most illustrious and innovative names in the design world, including Erik Spiekermann, Matthew Carter, Massimo Vignelli, Wim Crowel, 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, and Bruno Steinert.
The film also includes 96 minutes of bonus footage and interviews, as well as a deluxe booklet with the director's statement.
Directed by Gary Hustwit.
DVD. 80 minutes.
Note — We regret that we cannot give refunds on videotapes, CD-ROMs, or DVDs. All sales are final. In the event of a defective cartridge or disc, we will replace it with an identical one.
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