Helvetica is an extraordinarily well-made documentary film by Gary Hustwit about ‘typography, graphic design and global visual culture’. It’s a wonderful look at the typeface and explores just how ubiquitous it has become.
Helvetica is Gary Hustwit’s first film in the ‘design trilogy’. There’s also Objectified, which focuses on industrial design/product design and the relationship with the manufactured objects that surround us. And Urbanized, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design. Both of which are on my list of films to watch.