On this Wednesday: DA film event: Helvetica 10th Anniversary Screening, Hastings

4 years ago by

Rachel and Jason Juno will be hosting the first ever Design Assembly event in the Hawkes Bay region with a screening of Helvetica on Wednesday, October 18th.

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
(Not a Design Assembly Friend? Click here for details on how to sign up.)

Helvetica Hastings: Wednesday 18th October 
from 6.00pm
Focal Point Cinema Hastings
126 Heretaunga Street East

Book here

Join us afterwards for drinks and a chat at Common Room Bar
227-229 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings

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


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