Klasse Doku über den Font Helvetica und seinen Einfluss auf Typografie, Grafikdesign und unsere Kultur, mit Interviews interessanter Grafik- und Fontdesignern.
I wonder whether or not somehow there's some whole undiscovered science of typographie... That it's not just because we're used to seeing it. It's not just beause it was associated with all these things we consider authoritative, but it somehow has this kind of inherent rightness.
You know the rightness of the way the lower case a meets the curve, the rightness of the way the G has a thing that comes down, the rightness of the way the c strokes are straight instead of askew...
I wouldn't have believed that those things actually could be right or wrong as opposed to someones taste. Yet you sort of have nearly fifty years of history of that thing, just sitting there, daring people to fix it. And it seems to be unfixable.
- Michael Bierut