Helvetica ire

Alastair Johnston is not happy.

  • 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/

  • But… but… How can it be bad? Gruber likes it!

  • 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.