Documentary | 2006-2007 | Great Britain

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Project data

Length of movie80'

    Brief synopsis

    Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which celebrated its 50th birthday in 2007) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, and a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type. (


    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyLuke Geissbuhler
    Director's DepartmentdirectorGary Hustwit
    EditingeditorShelby Siegel
    Sound Departmentproduction sound mixer Jörg KidrowskiSet: English

    Production companies

    Swiss Dots ltd. [uk]