No seriously, it’s a whole movie about a typeface, and it is AWESOME:
Awesome. I’m more of a Baskerville person myself, though.
This would be a great double bill with the movie “Pianomania” about the world’s most famous piano tuner.
It was actually a pretty good movie. It evoked the era well. We take font design for granted, but it’s strange how just seeing text set in particular fonts can evoke a whole world.
I’m nerdy enough to have seen “Helvetica” in an actual movie theater. Loved it!
Oooh can’t wait to see it.
I always said if I had kids I’d name them after fonts. “Helvetica! No you can’t go to the mall, not until you clean your room!” “Geneva, stop wearing your sister’s clothes!”
And little Caslon, he’d be mummy’s angel. He always takes Zapf for his walks. That dog is such a dingbat.
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