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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.