Staff Picks: Movies

Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL catalog.


If you have even a passing interest in the use of typeface, and really who doesn’t love to change the tone of their message with a carefully selected font - big shout out to Verdana!, you should make a point to checkout the fascinating 2007 documentary Helvetica. The film focuses on the typeface for which it is titled, the font celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2007, and its now ubiquitous use worldwide. Major figures in the graphic design world share either their love or absolutely hate of helvetica, and the reasons behind these extreme reactions provides a launching point for examining the use of type in the modern world and the fascinating significance of that use. 




I thoroughly enjoyed this film. I love seeing images of Helvetica being used for bathroom signage to corporate identity.
Who would have imagined such a film being made! I'm going to have to check this out (Nice link for that one, too!)
If you are the type of person who has ever carefully selected a font for a document you created, you'll likely enjoy Helvetica.
great film, liked it alot!

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