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Helvetica

Synopsis
A documentary looking at the proliferation of the Helvetica typeface (which celebrates 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. The DVD includes over 90 minutes of deleted interview footage.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2007
Year of production
2006
Notes
Shown in a shortened (50 minute) version on BBC1 on 6/11/2007
Subjects
Design
Keywords
graphic design; printing; typefaces

Credits

Director
Gary Hustwit

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
£17.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
80 minutes + 95 minutes of extras
Year
2007

Distributor

Name

Plexi

Email
info@plexi.co.uk
Web
http://plexi.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8324 2400
Address
22-25 Redchurch Street
London
E2 7DJ
Notes
Plexi is an independent DVD label and distributor specialising in arts and music-related documentaries.
 

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