Q&A: Gary Hustwit

Computer Arts: What's the idea behind Helvetica?

Gary Hustwit: The film takes a look at the past 50 years of graphic design and the proliferation of Helvetica. It's as much about how type affects our daily lives as it is about one specific typeface. The 50th anniversary of Helvetica was just a structure in which to talk about typography, and hopefully to make the general public more aware of type and how it affects them.

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