I just finished watching this movie called Helvetica.

It’s a sci-fi set in the future about this alien race who were trying to retake their planet Helvetica.

No… actually, it’s a documentary…

About the font.

It’s an hour and 20 minutes long.


The documentary is pretty eye-opening… it’s like when somebody first informs you that you’re breathing oxygen and you say what? really?  Helvetica is used EVERYWHERE.  Almost as much as oxygen.

If you have the slightest interest in type design I’d suggest it if you haven’t seen it already.  I don’t really have any interest in type design, but design always facinates me even though I suck at it.  You should also watch it if you enjoy listening to crazy designers and their far out thoughts and ideas.  People have some really strong opinions about Helvetica!