Helvetica is a feature-length independent film by Gary Hustwit, about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which recently celebrated its 50th birthday) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. I would never have imagined being so captivated by a documentary on typography, but I was so engaged by the history, the origins, and the passionate eloquence of typographers and designers. Helvetica was revolutionary in that […]
AirCanada is now showing short films by Canadian and Quebecois directors. In total contrast to the Hollywood films on the other chanel, the 17minute Greg Atkins film titled Teenage Girl followed me right off the plane, through the baggage claim, and half way through the Holland Tunnel. The first 4 minutes are beautifully aesthetically articulated.