Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Response: Helvetica

Yesterday we watched Helvetica, a documentary about typography, and it was fascinating. I had no idea that people actually made entire careers out of designing type!

Last year when I was in London, Sarah and I went to Portobello Road to check out the markets. We spent a lot of time at the booth of a man with tons of letters similar to the ones in the beginning of the movie. I didn't give much thought to it then, but after seeing the movie yesterday, I tried to remember as much as I could about those little blocks. In hindsight, I wish I had bought some because not only are they an interesting reminder of the past, but they just look cool. Here's a photo to give you an idea...


  1. I saw these at the market too, and it never occurred to me what a history each one has, or to take a picture of them.

  2. Ooh, I've been thinking about ordering some of these and making something with them. My mom used to have an entire set of Trade Gothic! She was crazy to get rid of them. Oh, I can't wait to see your Love Feature. I hope it's going well for you!!