Mon, 28 Jul 2008

Helvetica Mea Culpa

I posted a throwaway a few days ago, implying that it was a bit silly to be watching Helvetica (2007) on Blu-ray.

How silly of me. Typography is all about precision and detail. Of course it makes a big difference to watch a film about design in a crisp high-resolution “print”, and Blu-ray on a high-def screen is the best game in town for that sort of thing now.

The film is great, anyway, for anyone who’s ever had even the slightest interest in 20th century design. Highly recommended.

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The Magic Word:
Which planet is closest to the sun? (hint -- it's Mercury...)

I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute —
where no Catholic prelate would tell the president (should he be Catholic)
how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishoners for whom
to vote—where no church or church school is granted any public funds or
political preference—and where no man is denied public office merely
because his religion differs from the president who might appoint him or the
people who might elect him.
- from John F. Kennedy’s address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association
September 12, 1960.