Helvetica: The home version

You've heard about it, you've read about it, some of you baked a birthday cake, maybe you were even lucky enough to catch a screening of Gary Hustwit's documentary marking the 50th anniversary of everyone's favorite font -- Helvetica. Soon you'll be able to take a copy home!

A press release Monday announced the details and release date of the DVD: "The DVD edition of Helvetica is now available for order. The DVD includes the full 80-minute feature film, plus over 90 minutes of additional interviews with Massimo Vignelli, Matthew Carter, Erik Spiekermann, Hermann Zapf, and many more. 16x9 anamorphic widescreen presentation, with English and German language subtitles, and a 12-page color booklet."

November 6 is the scheduled release date, but the limited-edition box set (above) is available for pre-order now. It includes the DVD, three letterpressed mini-posters, a color C-print of a still from the film (one of ten different stills) signed by director Gary Hustwit, two love/hate Helvetica buttons, and a letter of actual Helvetica metal type! Limited edition of 1,000 copies, available for order here.

There's a regular DVD offer too, without all the cool stuff, that runs 20 bucks, but we all know which one The Blog wants for Christmas this year, so get to it.

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Anonymous martin gee said...

*144pt helvetica neue ultra light italic O-face*

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 4:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These lower-profile movies can be a little hit or miss on Netflix, but I was glad to just find out that it's available for rental on the site.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 8:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Bo said...

Good. Now I know what to get Martin Gee for Christmas.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 10:23:00 PM  
Blogger Dorsey said...

Trust me, this one is definitely worth a Netflix "rental" if you have any appetite at all for typography, type history or even city planning history. It's quite interesting and very worthwhile.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007 10:09:00 AM  

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