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.
This Friday's Screening: Helvetica, the movie