Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Helvetica turns 50, and to Celebrate...

Swiss type designer Max Miedinger created Helvetica in 1956 for the Haas Typefoundry. Fifty years later, it has become one of the most popular typefaces of all time. To celebrate Helvetica's silver anniversary, film director Gary Hustwit has produced a documentary on the popular font, simply titled Helvetica. Typographica reported on August 6th that the film will spotlight some of the biggest names in typographic design today: Erik Spiekermann, Matthew Carter, Michael Bierut, Hermann Zapf, Stefan Sagmeister, Jonathan Hoefler, and Tobias Frere-Jones, among others.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Edouard Martinet Sculpts Animals from Scrap Metal
View Edouard Martinet's incredible sculptures of birds, insects, frogs and fish crafted from found objects fixed without welding.