DA Film: Helvetica, 10th Anniversary Screenings, Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch

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It’s been 10 years since Helvetica the film was released. Join us in this special 10th Anniversary film event showing on the big screen, to celebrate and debate the influence of one typeface on a generation and decade of design.

“Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface 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.”

Interviewees in Helvetica include some of the most illustrious and innovative names in the design world, including Erik Spiekermann, Matthew Carter, Massimo Vignelli, Wim Crouwel, Hermann Zapf, Neville Brody, Stefan Sagmeister, Michael Bierut, David Carson, Paula Scher, Jonathan Hoefler, Tobias Frere-Jones, Experimental Jetset, Michael C. Place, Norm, Alfred Hoffmann, Mike Parker, Bruno Steinert, Otmar Hoefer, Leslie Savan, Rick Poynor, and Lars Müller.

Produced and directed by Gary Hustwit.

Tickets: Professional $25 /DA Friends $20 / $15 DA Student Friends
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Helvetica Auckland: Thursday 14th September
Film starts at 8.15pm. Arrive from 8pm.
Capitol Cinema
610 Dominion Road
Balmoral
Auckland

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In partnership with Wellington Design Meetup.

 

Helvetica Wellington: Thursday 28th September
Film starts at 6.30pm
The Embassy
10 Kent Terrace
Mount Victoria 
Wellington

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Helvetica Christchurch: 21 September
5.30pm venue opens, film starts at 6pm
XCHC
376 Wilsons Road
Christchurch

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View the Helvetica trailer here: https://www.hustwit.com/category/helvetica/



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