If you are not a serious font geek, please move along - there is nothing to see here for you. But if you - like us - enjoy scanning your environs for serif and sans serif fonts, we present to you... Helvetica, a feature-length film about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture.
In addition to being a unique concept, it is also a very timely movie. Just as we have gotten used to the idea of separating content from format (and realized we won't be in charge of selecting fonts any more), this documentary teases us with an in-depth look at the proliferation of this 50-year-old typeface "as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives."
But again, beware - this is not for everybody. Some reviewers love it and call it "one of the wittiest, most diligently researched, slyly intelligent and quietly captivating documentaries of the year", while others hate it and call it "boring".
[Thanks to The Content Wrangler for the tip!]
If you haven't fully satisfied your inner font geek yet, check out the must-have periodic table of typefaces.
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