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Helvetica screening and discussion tonight

December 3, 2008

In my professional life I work with fonts, and of course the internet is an intensive study of the utility and connotations of typefaces. I recently noticed that both StopWaste.org and the US Army are using the font Dirty Headline in advertisements, which two years ago graced my flier for a Halloween club night. Tonight, the Oakland Museum hosts a screening of the film Helvetica, about the ubiquitous early sans-serif font, and a panel discussion about typefaces in this time when the printed word is more dynamic and pervasive than ever. Also, it’s free!

Oakland Museum screens Helvetica
1000 Oak St, free parking
Tonight, Weds Dec 3, 6p

The film and discussion will be interpreted for the hearing impaired.