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September 2019 Issue

A note from the authors: Quick turn around tonight. Hard work and determination pays off in the long run.

--- The Authors

Review on Helvetica (2007) ---this is a real film, please google it and watch it


3.0 (out of 5.0)

I watched Helvetica Wednesday afternoon because I’ve always had a passion for fonts. I spent $4 to rent the film on Amazon, and I should’ve used that money to buy yogurt this morning. Times New Roman has the history, Calibri has the clout, but Helvetica has it all. I was especially impressed with the work of the cast in this film. Here are the people I’m talking about:

 

Manfred Schulz

Manfred Schulz

...

Himself

Massimo Vignelli

Massimo Vignelli

...

Himself

Rick Poynor

Rick Poynor

...

Himself

Wim Crouwel

Wim Crouwel

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Himself

Matthew Carter

Matthew Carter

...

Himself

Alfred Hoffmann

Alfred Hoffmann

...

Himself

Mike Parker

Mike Parker

...

Himself

Otmar Hoefer

Otmar Hoefer

...

Himself

Bruno Steinert

Bruno Steinert

...

Himself

Hermann Zapf

Hermann Zapf

...

Himself

Michael Bierut

Michael Bierut

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Himself

Leslie Savan

Leslie Savan

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Herself

Tobias Frere-Jones

Tobias Frere-Jones

...

Himself

Jonathan Hoefler

Jonathan Hoefler

...

Himself

Erik Spiekermann

Erik Spiekermann

...

Himself

 

Director Gary Hustwit also did a good job. 

The parents guide is useful for this documentary because it is not suitable for children:

Parent's Guide:
Profanity:  

The word "jackas*" flashes briefly on the screen.
There is a skateboard deck that says f*ck yoga.

Sex & Nudity:
Erik Spiekermann refers to his love of type as similar to other men "looking at girls' bottoms."

 

Erik Spiekermann scares me a little.

This film is not yet rated. It came out over a decade ago, so I suppose people stopped caring. It is also useful to read the FAQ on IMDb

I think my review is all you need, but here are some more reviews from IMDb addicts: 

10/10

Excellent and unusual!!

intellistar19 June 2007

Warning: Spoilers

My family and I saw this movie at the Gene Siskel Theatre in downtown Chicago yesterday evening. Being the geek I am, when I first heard the title, I was there! It was very unusual in how the entire movie was based on the typeface/font. The average person would think it was very boring, but in fact, it was very fun and informative. It was by far, the most NOT-boring documentary i've ever seen. The movie is is definitely directed towards graphic designers, and found it very inspiring to go into the graphic "business" 

Overall, this was an excellent movie!

I would definitely see it again!          
 

9/10

A Highly Unusual and Insightful Documentary

JustCuriosity17 March 2007

Helvetica screened this week at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX where it was very well-received. In a million years it would never have occurred to me to do a documentary on a type font. The film makers somehow came up with the idea of doing a cultural history of the Helvetica font which has become the almost universal default modern font over the past 50 years. Fonts are almost like the air we breathe. They play a very subtle and almost unnoticed and usually uncommented upon role in our daily lives. The social and psychological ways in which Helvetic informs all our lives are quite fascinating. 

Helvetica is a humorous film that combines a series of interview clips with a variety of often rather quirky graphic font designers with shot of various street signs and corporate logos. The film provides a great deal of insight into the role of the Helvetica font in shaping Western culture. Helvetica is both entertaining and informative in that it provides great insight into a ubiquitous aspect of modernity about which most of us are completely oblivious. I hope that many people get the opportunity to see this unusual and insightful film, because it opens a fascinating window for better understanding our society. Since versions of Helvetica are also the default font on most computers, many of us type in Helvetica constantly without even realizing it. 

As I walked home from the film, I couldn't help noticing that many of the street signs in Austin appeared to be in Helvetica

North American Theatrical News:

Jake has this really weird play because he’s a weird kid, and scientists think there may be something wrong with him. Anyways, here’s the show:

https://www.brooklyncc.com/show-schedule/woof-sep8

Sam won’t be there because he’s immersed in reading “Pride and Prejudice” for the first time, and his goal is to finish by Tuesday.

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What’s coming (and going) from my YouTube Channel this month
Here is everything coming and going from my YouTube Channel in September.
 

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COMING: Recipes
I will now be posting my favorite recipes. From ice cream to pizza, I’ll post recipes.

 

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COMING: Tutorials
I will be making tutorials for things I know how to do. I will make a tutorial for fixing cars and fixing doors.

 

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GOING: Drama
There will not be any more drama in my YouTube videos. I will not start any beef with anyone on YouTube or with anyone not on YouTube. This is a drama-free channel. This is not what I do anymore.

 

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COMING: Puppies
I will be making videos with puppies. I will go to the dog park and film puppies playing.

 

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GOING: Bomb Threats
I will not be making bomb threats anymore. I will not be making bomb threats to anywhere. I will not be making bomb threats to schools or shopping centers I’ve never been to before. This is not what I do anymore.

 

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COMING: A touch of class
My YouTube videos will now have a touch of class. I’m working hard to make sure they are classy. All my videos will have at least a pinch of class.


 

GOING: Prank calls to Jeffery Epstein
I will no longer be making prank calls to Jeffery Epstein. I will not order pizzas on the phone and send them to Jeffery Epstein and making him pay for the pizza anymore as a joke. This is not what I will do.

 

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COMING: AMSR
I will be doing AMSR.

Stable Species that actually should be endangered:

-Cats - I often get an urge to kick them

-Donkeys - Either get rid of them or put them back as an option on Google Maps

-Ants - There’s simply too many

-Humans - just look at them

Dr Jake


Still not well, seeking medical advisement. Stay home from work. Stay out of school.

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