Thursday, 15 November 2007


Last night, I spent 80 minutes looking at a font.

Alex has written a brief review here with which I concur, on the whole. So type designers (should they be known as 'font fiddlers'?) are a bit crazy. And people who make films about type designers are also somewhat on the squiffy side :)

But it was a very entertaining documentary with some lighthearted moments - and that was, I think, the first time I have been to the cinema since Freyja was born in December 2005. It was really enjoyable; the ICA is a very intimate venue, with only ~6 rows of ~10 seats. There was a good deal of chuckling and light-hearted comment; it was more like watching the film in your front room, on a massive telly with a few mates round.

And yes, you were even allowed to take your beer in.

* this may not be Helvetica, obviously


  1. I still can't believe you went to see a film about a font...! x

  2. Not only that, but he enjoyed it... I know I can't talk.

    I was about to try and hold back but... it wasn't a film about a font of course, a font is a typeface set a particular point (eg size), so it was a film about a typeface...

    Oh my god - I am a loser.