Friday, December 5, 2008
What should be the next typeface documentary?
(photo from helvetica website)
Jenn was getting annoyed that the VILLATYPE ASKS... section hasn't asked anything lately. She posed a few possible questions I could ask and this was one of them:
If another documentary was made on a typeface which would you like to see?
Okay, maybe talking about the Helvetica movie is getting a little tiresome but I thought it would be interesting to find out what typeface villatypers think is worthy of a documentary style discussion. I would suggest Franklin Gothic as it seems to be a necessity for many graphic designers, like an extra limb that you cannot live without. Or, more than a documentary on another typeface, I would rather see a full feature film on Massimo Vignelli.
Some links on Helvetica the documentary:
Here is an interview with Gary Hustwit from I.D.
The Helvetica website
So, what do you think? Or is there even another typeface worth talking about on the same level that Helvetica was?