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Saturday, September 20th, 2014

The Scourge of Helvetica Neue Light | Clagnut

Richard never rants.

Here’s Richard ranting.

Friday, August 12th, 2011

TRY HELVETICA

A cute idea: see how signs (mostly in Brazil) would look if they were set in Helvetica.

Monday, July 19th, 2010

_not my type

Cute wearable typography snobbery.

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Design discussions: Paul Shaw and the NYC Subway: idsgn (a design blog)

"There is a common misbelief that Helvetica is the signage typeface of the New York City subway system. In this ‘Design discussions’, we talk to the author who has uncovered the truth (maybe) behind the story."

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Veer: Products: Merchandise: Helvetica Coffee Mug

I think we should get a whole set for the Clearleft office.

Monday, March 19th, 2007

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

Typography at South by Southwest

I had a very blasé attitude towards attending the talks at South by Southwest this year (though I had a strict regimine of parties to attend). The only presentation I really didn’t want to miss was Web Typography Sucks by Richard and Mark.

So it was that, despite a late night after the Great British Booze-up and South by Northwest, I made sure to get to the conference centre for the 10am start. I’m so glad I did. The presentation was absolutely amazing.

Mark and Richard had a fantastic rapport and the three months of preparation really showed. They packed in a ton of information and presented it all in an engaging and easy-to-digest way.

Yeah, I know I’m biased because I work with Richard but ask anyone who was there: these guys were on fire. You can go ahead and download the slides but you won’t get quite the same effect. Once the audio is released on the SXSW podcast you can follow along as you listen.

The typographical fun continued after lunch. I went to the world premiere of Helvetica, the movie. The screening was open to both flim and interactive attendees and the interest in it was phenomenal: the queue to get in stretched most of the way down the convention centre.

I loved this documentary. I wasn’t sure how well it could hold my interest—especially given the late night I’d had—but it had me gripped. I know it’s hard to imagine a gripping film about a typeface but that’s exactly what this was. It was also thought-provoking and funny. And the soundtrack was pretty cool too.

The director was on-hand to take questions afterwards along with David Carson who said some typically inflammatory things.

My only regret was that Joe wasn’t there. He would have loved hating it.

If you find out that Helvetica is coming to a screen near you, don’t miss it.

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

Helvetica

Tired of Helvetica? The FontFeed lists some alternatives you can try.

Personally, I’ve never outgrown the honeymoon period with the world’s most versatile typeface. That’s why I’m so excited about Helvetica: the movie. There just aren’t enough films about Swiss type design.

Now I’m really excited since I found out that the Helvetica film will have its premiere at this year’s South by SouthWest. Whaddya say, fellow type-geeks; shall we organise an outing to the cinema?

Saturday, June 18th, 2005

The Helvetica Meditations

Here's one for Joe Clark. Helvetica (and some Arial) found in England.