December 21, 2007

Type casting

As noted on Typographica, before Kirby Ferguson's rant Trajan is the Movie Font (see his links to comic red and DVD art) there was Etched in Stone, a little movie that made the same point with some other detail. This movie was noted quite earlier on the AE-List, along with Behind the Typeface: Cooper Black by the same creator.

The Snog Blog has a nice interview with Cheshire Dave, the writer/director of Etched in Stone and Behind the Typeface.

Helvetica, however, gets a big balanced treatment with a touring film, now at The Roxie in San Francisco (thanks SF Chron review). There's also a DVD, which you can rent at finer video stores like Into Video (Upper Haight & Hayes Valley). Here's a sample:

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