Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which is celebrating its 50th birthday this year) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. Helvetica is currently screening at film festivals, museums, design conferences, and cinemas worldwide, and is coming soon to the W+K screening room. Hanif Kureshi, resident type-geek and Helvetica fetishist has designed a poster (although it would have been a lot easier just to yell across the room to inform the four and a half people that comprise our office) and shared it with us. Let it be known that the writer is aware that the word ‘which’ in the headline is superfluous but Hanif refuses to delete it because it upsets his poncy design.
Monthly Archives: June 2008
Vasant Vihar is a quiet, upscale residential neighbourhood in Delhi. Or is it? Siddharth Loyal, longtime resident of Vasant Vihar and W+K employee, has reason to believe that there’s more to the neighbourhood than just bungalows and multiplexes. Right next to the Bus Depot, near a lone tree, are a network of spooky caves. It’s not on any map. And it’s not on Google Earth. But it’s there. The fact that this came up when Siddharth was heavily under the influence shouldn’t be held against him. He maintains his story even much later, when stone cold sober. In the face of much ridicule and torment, Siddharth has challenged everyone at W+K and on the planet to a wager – Rs. 40,000 will be handed over in crisp 500 rupee notes to anyone who can spend a night in the afore-mentioned caves. Any takers?
Html2image can convert html to bmp, convert html to png and convert html to jpg.
1. Download html2image tool
2. Extract html2image
tar xvzf html2image.i386.tar.gz
3. Run Xvfb
Xvfb :1 -screen 0 640x480x24 -nolisten tcp -audit 4 -auth X1.cfg & export DISPLAY=:1
(virtual framebuffer X server xvfb provides an X server that can run on machines with no display hardware and no physical input devices. It emulates a dumb framebuffer using virtual memory.)
4. Convert html 2 image by below command
./html2image http://www.google.com a.jpg
Shell Script to access this tool from command line
cd; cd /opt/html2image
./Xvfb :1 -screen 0 1024x768x24 -nolisten tcp -audit 4 -auth X1.cfg & export DISPLAY=:1
./html2image $1 /home/siteroot/public_html/html2image/$2
echo “html 2 image Done!”
PHP script (html_2_image.php)
exec(“export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/”); // if html2image folder in /opt folder
// here html_2_image is above shell script
exec(“/opt/html_2_image http://www.yahoo.com yahoo.png”, $result, $returnValue);
Execute “html_2_image.php” with cron job, the result image will saved to “/home/siteroot /public_html/html2image/” folder.
The bodyguards take a break
On the puppet-maker set
Outtakes from the Dance Girl Sequence
The ‘Duckie’ commercial featured among other things – a goggle-eyed freak, flying rickshaws, silver painted wrestlers, four midgets, a bathtub filled with milk and we even threw in a Bollywood dance girl, for good measure. Client’s first reaction on seeing the film: Can we add something to this film that will make it ‘sticky’ in the viewer’s mind?