PVP On Helvetica, The Movie
I almost missed this one because I was in Dublin for the ATypI 2010 conference. More than a year after The Font Snob PVP, one of my favourite webcomics, published Serif Bueller’s Day Off, another type-related strip. This time the characters comment on Helvetica, the 2007 feature-length documentary by Gary Hustwitt. I like how the creator Scott Kurtz “gets” the reaction of people to type-centric conversations and subjects. The ideas for sequels he throws in at the end are quite funny. And no Francis, the movie is not about a font, but about a typeface.
Last year Hustwit released Objectified, about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. The third part of his “design trilogy” of sorts, Urbanized, about the design of cities is currently in production and will premiere in 2011.
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