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Happy birthday

 | pall youhideme
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Helvetica - Happy birthday | Varie
Maybe You can't care less, but font Helvetica celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Arial is not Helvetica, although, for the most, their nearly identical (precisely, the Monotype with Lynotype one), - but, don't ever think You can afford a nerdy/snobby design conversation saying they are the same, or You will be punished in a pillory. Never. It is like if You asked the barman to mix coke and whisky in a pub in Scotland, claiming You always wore a kilt. Now, Helvetica (originally known as Neue Haas Grotesk) is everywhere (signs, stamps, magazines, advertisement, - all around global visual culture, even more), but, especially on the big screen, - a documentary film made by Gary Hustwit, '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'. I mean, in case You didn't notice the massive use of Helvetica in everyday visuals, You might feel as Jim Carrey in 23. - Pretty interesting, isn't it? Who is the nerd now?
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 federicoOpen new window writes:
si ma avrei preferito un post su questo. ti dico solo che la prox settimana c'è lo scorpione dorato
(19/09/2008 18:59:00 - ip: 79.36....)
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