This week, while I am still out, you’ll get a chance to watch an excellent documentary film about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture.

This is an aspect of web design that we haven’t touched on very much yet this semester. It is an important complement to mastering the technology.

The film, called “Helvetica,” was made by Gary Hustwit. It looks at the “proliferation of one typeface (which recently celebrated its 50th birthday in 2007) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives.”


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