Movie about Helvetica font (typeface). I could not imagine, that documentary movie about font and its influence can be so interesting. It leaves influence and forces to think about fonts that are surrounding your all the time.


Helvetica is the name of widely used typeface (font), that was created at 1957. A lot of major companies and products have used Helvetica for their brand faces.

Movie is about Helvetica invention, what was before it and what changes brought the actual invention of one particular typefaces.
There are a lot of visual examples shown to express power of Helvetica typeface. As well negative characteristics issued with overuse it.

Find 80 minutes and watch the movie !

2 responses to this post.

  1. It’s not so widely used on windows platforms because it’s not free – you have to pay for it. Luckily on Macs Helvetica comes free of charge, same as with other pretty fonts. Lucky for me because I like this font a lot.


  2. Posted by Sergejs on February 18, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Here is Helvetica fonts available for purchase,

    IMHO MAC default fonts are smoother, then Windows default fonts (for different applications).

    But a lot of stuff from one operating system train your bad habits very well.


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