Helvetica is an extraordinarily well-made documentary film by Gary Hustwit about ‘typography, graphic design and global visual culture’. It’s a wonderful look at the typeface and explores just how ubiquitous it has become.

It‘s well worth a watch if you are interested in design and typography. I watched it via iTunes, but it’s also available on Amazon.

Helvetica is Gary Hustwit’s first film in the ‘design trilogy’. There’s also Objectified, which focuses on industrial design/product design and the relationship with the manufactured objects that surround us. And Urbanized, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design. Both of which are on my list of films to watch.

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