Christoph Hitz
January 2008
Helvetica the Movie.
I laughed, I cried, the suspense, the drama and the haunting beauty....
I noticed the title "Helvetica" while cherry picking trough the Netflix documentary film list. The movie commemorates the 50 year anniversary of the timeless type face. The director Gary Hustwit mixes clever pan shots of the type face in use with interesting interviews  of prominent designers like Erik Spiekerman, Herman Zapf, Neville Brody, Stefan Sagmeister, Lars Müller, David Carson, Massimo Vinelli, Paula Scher to name a few. Since it's inception in 1957 by Max Miedinger and Edi Hoffman for Haas Schriftgiesserei in Switzerland the type face took off and has become the worlds most visible font. Not without controversy, the purists among the designers who used solely "Helvetica" and  the proponents of the type face make this documentary a very interesting movie to watch.
Snow Day
Photomotion #2
This mornings first glance out the window said it all, Mother Nature had dished out a clean white blanket of snow for New Year's Day. Soon everything started to look like a big black and white etching. By early noon I could no longer contain myself, I had to go out and take some pictures of the quarter size snow flakes tumbling from the heavens. I constructed a camera shelter out of a plastic milk gallon container and mounted it with my Nikon Coolpix on the tripod. Just as I was set up and ready to shoot, I felt like I was in the right place at the right time. 
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