Helvetica Documentary Film Presentation

Date: 11.01.2016 - 11.01.2016

Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Location: New Hampshire Institute of Art, Emma B. French Hall Auditorium, 148 Concord St, Manchester, NH

Helvetica Documentary Film Presentation 

November 1, 2016 7pm

New Hampshire Institute of Art Emma B. French Hall Auditorium, 148 Concord St, Manchester, NH. 


Please join New Hampshire Institute of Art for the second film presentation of 2016. Design Department Chairperson, Karen Mayeu will briefly introduce the film.

Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which celebrated its 50th birthday in 2007) 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. Helvetica encompasses the worlds of design, advertising, psychology, and communication, and invites us to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day. The film was shot in high-definition on location in the United States, England, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France and Belgium.

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.

Admission is be free for NHIA Students, Alumni, Staff, Faculty and Members. Please contact alumni@nhia.edu if you would like to attend and have not received the code. The cost for the general public is $5.00. Registration is required, visit nhia.joinme.org to register. For additional information please contact, saraceaser@nhia.edu.