Rent Helvetica (2006)

3.7 of 5 from 76 ratings
1h 20min
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Synopsis:
Helvetica is a documentary film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. An exploration of urban spaces and the type that inhabits them, Helvetica invites us to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day.
Actors:
, , Rick Poynor, Wim Crouwel, , Alfred Hoffmann, , Otmar Hoefer, Bruno Steinert, Hermann Zapf, , Leslie Savan, Tobias Frere-Jones, Jonathan Hoefler, Erik Spiekermann, , Lars Müller, Paula Scher, Stefan Sagmeister,
Directors:
Studio:
Plexi Film
Genres:
British Films, Documentary, Special Interest
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/11/2007
Run Time:
80 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English, German
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • 95 minutes of bonus interviews
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/05/2008
Run Time:
80 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles:
English, German
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Interviews

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Reviews (1) of Helvetica

Mad - Helvetica review by JD

Spoiler Alert
07/08/2011

This has got to be the most minority interest film I have ever watched. The history of a particular font designed in Switzerland in 1952. As it was pre-word-processing it is referred to as typeface.

No doubt there are graphic artists with an interest in 50's font but I'm guessing not many.

However after dozing off, I woke to watch, almost daring myself to continue with something so mind bogglingly minority and unimportant. It took on a surreal quality then it became strangely important and relevant. I think you really have to be in the mood.

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