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Posted on 2nd June, 2007 at 10:13am by joel

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I have always claimed to be a gigantic geek.

I saw Helvetica Thursday night at the Walker Art Center. More than just a movie about a font (really!), it is an insightful look into the world of typography and graphic design, yet it is also accessible to and interesting for those who have little to no design background whatsoever. The interviews were intelligent and funny and the director, Greg Hustwit, did a brilliant job of telling a very interesting story about a typeface that is as basic and straightforward as any.

This is my hearty recommendation that you visit the film’s website, learn more about it, find a screening in your city, and go see it. You will not be disappointed, especially if graphic design and the discussion thereof makes you feel a little funny inside.

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