Helvetica ire Posted on Thursday, December 6th, 2012 at 9:04 am. PT Written by Jim Dalrymple Alastair Johnston is not happy. http://twitter.com/PDelahanty Patrick Delahanty He needs to step away from the computer and relax. Moeskido I don’t disagree with much of what he says, but then I also didn’t disagree with much of what was said by different designers in Gary Hustwit’s “Helvetica” documentary. tyr Every time people start blathering on about typefaces, this comic comes to mind : http://wondermark.com/650/ http://www.theuniversalsteve.com SSteve Or this one: http://pvponline.com/comic/2009/05/11/the-font-snob/ http://www.theuniversalsteve.com SSteve But… but… How can it be bad? Gruber likes it! http://www.tumblr.com/blog/his-divine-shadow His Shadow I vacillate between being fascinated by those kind of historical perspective/opinion pieces, and wishing they would all die in a fucking fire. However, true hilarity resides in the comments, where people basically read the first few lines and spew a word-of-the-day toilet paper fuelled invective regarding the emotional impact that criticism of Helvetica has one their frail sensibilities.