Helvetica

Film/Video

All images courtesy Swiss Dots

Helvetica

Introduced by the director on May 3
Gary Hustwit, 2007

New Documentary

Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.

Thu, May 3, 2007 7 PM
Fri, May 4, 2007 8:45 PM
Fri, May 4, 2007 7 PM

Featuring interviews with many of the world's most influential graphic designers, Helvetica looks at the proliferation of the ubiquitous font on the 50th anniversary of its creation. Developed in 1957 for the Haas Type Foundry, the typeface quickly spread around the world amidst a wave of popularity for Swiss design. (90 mins., video)

Cosponsored by Ohio State's Department of Industrial, Interior, and Visual Communication.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Reserve your tickets now for Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, on view through Dec 31. Learn more about the exhibition.

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)