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Helvetica the film is out on DVD.

Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which is celebrating its 50th birthday this year) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. Helvetica is currently screening at film festivals, museums, design conferences, and cinemas worldwide, and is now available on DVD.

http://helveticafilm.com

Here are a couple clips:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOzDU...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3YDA...eature=related


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oh~its good for me ~THX

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40+ free fonts for professional design
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007...sional-design/
enjoy.

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Ooh thanks wuel!

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These are pretty cool. They're moviescenes reenacted with fonts.

http://www.alwayswatching.org/featur...nly-typography

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^I love that Hana. I'd forgotten about those.

http://typophile.com/node/43971
This is an interesting thread about typography and copyrights on the web. Stemming from this quote about the new technology introduced to Safari.

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"With CSS3 web fonts in Safari 3.1, web designers can go beyond web-safe fonts and use any font they want to create stunning new websites using standards-based technology. Safari automatically recognizes websites that use custom fonts and downloads them as they’re needed."

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Now I have the handy skill of recognizing most fonts used on various documents, and I often impress my peers by throwing out phrases like, "Yeah, I like Bell MT, font size 14, myself."
Haha! That is the funniest thing!

I am crazy about fonts, this thread is amazing! I really should spend more time over here at Art & Design!

A few years ago, I had 'no' idea you could get fonts that weren't already on Word, I don't know what I was thinking!.. and when there wasn't a suitable font for some printmaking I was doing at college, I ended up using my own handwriting and 'photoshopping' it.

When I first stumbled across dafont.com, oh my god, I spent hours scrolling through every single page, checking out every single font. I was so amazed!.. I even collect them, I print them as their name and keep it in a notebook for when I may need it. I don't trust keeping everything on my computer!

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THE LAST CALLIGRAPHERS
http://musalman.100hands.net/

"For centuries, handwriting was the definitive mark of social status, education and liberal values in India. Calligraphers mastered the swooping Urdu script in ivory-tower institutions and penned copies of the Koran for wealthy patrons. The pinnacle of a katib's achievement meant a seat at court and a chance to earn the sultan's ear." - Scott Carney

The Musalman is the only handwritten newspaper in Asia and has been operational since 1927. Here is their story.

A film by Premjit Ramachandran

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQYMf3DhQ78&

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That's a fascinating story. I just researched and found an article on Wired talking about the paper, along with a photo gallery. Here's the link, if anyone's interested.

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another pick:
a great selection of free fonts,
http://fawnt.com/

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funny flash game-- Helvetica vs Arial
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Take the role of Helvetica, and let Arial know we don't need its type around here
http://www.mimeartist.com/helvetica/

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I really like the Marcelle Script too.

Free download here

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Great thread, guys! Well, these are some fonts I really like. Sort of fun and casual.


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woohoo!
Woohoo!

I missed the movie when it was showing in my city. Tickets were quickly sold out.

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Helvetica the film is out on DVD.

Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which is celebrating its 50th birthday this year) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. Helvetica is currently screening at film festivals, museums, design conferences, and cinemas worldwide, and is now available on DVD.

http://helveticafilm.com

Here are a couple clips:


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Thanks for the great links.

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Anbody here knows what typeface i-D uses? It looks almost identical to Helvetica, but there are some miiiiiinor changes I think. I'm unshure if it's Univers?

And yay, typography-talk on a fashion forum

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