Movie Mondays: Helvetica

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CTAC Theater
Price Range
Free and open to the public.


Helvetica is an independent feature-length documentary film about typography and graphic design, centered on the typeface of the same name. Directed by Gary Hustwit, it was released in 2007 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the typeface's introduction in 1957 and is considered the first of the Design Trilogy by the director.

Its content consists of a history of the typeface interspersed with candid interviews with leading graphic and type designers. The film aims to show Helvetica's beauty and ubiquity, and illuminate the personalities that are behind typefaces. It also explores the rift between modernists and postmodernists, with the latter expressing and explaining their criticisms of the famous typeface.

Our host this evening will be artist, Professor of Art, and CTAC Board Member, Anne Morningstar. Anne will lead a discussion following the film screening.

Complimentary popcorn. Refreshments and cash bar available for purchase. 



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