I too became a Helvetica lover. It's so incredibly simple, so well designed with equilibrium and expression, making it an extraordinary and beautiful worldwide used typeface. In 2007, celebrating its 50th anniversary, Gary Hustwit made "Helvetica", a documentary about this typeface so close to us and so embedded in our daily lives. It's a look about typography, graphic design and global visual culture.
Interviews with Erik Spiekermann, Matthew Carter, Wim Crouwel, Hermann Zapf, Neville Brody, Stefan Sagmeister, Michael Bierut, David Carson, Paula Scher, Tobias Frere-Jones, Experimental Jetset, Alfred Hoffmann, Bruno Steinert, Otmar Hoefer, and many more.

"The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, and a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type.
Helvetica encompasses the worlds of design, advertising, psychology, and communication, and invites us to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day. The film was shot in high-definition on location in the United States, England, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France and Belgium."


MEC e o tédio à portuguesa

Ilustração de João Fazenda

"A chatice é um tédio universal, que qualquer povo sente. Mas o enfado é só nosso: é como a saudade. Arriscando-me a escrever o artigo mais aborrido de sempre, pus-me a estudar as palavras portuguesas que temos para exprimirmos aborrecimento."


The Illusionist

After the amazing "Les Triplettes de Belleville", Sylvain Chomet brings us another pearl. "The Illusionist" is not only Jacques Tati in animation, it's much more than a remarkable homage to the french author. It is a loving movie that takes us back, a masterpiece from a cinematic past, making us dream again with joy and wonder.



Cartoon Network

(Via BrandNew)


London Cycle Hire

Mayor of London website
Barclays Cycle Hire website


Afghan Women and the return of the Taliban

An astonishing look by TIME of the brutal reality of the Taliban, that despite the war effort still remains a daily menace towards Afghan women. And the amazing Aisha photographed by Jodi Bieber.