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Explore the secrets behind some of the world’s most famous paintings with art critic Waldemar Januszczak as he turns his eye to eight masterpieces of European painting, unraveling the secrets behind each.
Explores how the shared language of a culture, its signs and images, provides a conceptual roadmap that gives meaning to the world rather than simply reflecting it. Hall's concern throughout is the centrality of culture to the shaping of our collective perceptions, and how the dynamics of media representation reproduce forms of symbolic power.
A documentary film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. An exploration of urban spaces and the type that inhabits them, Helvetica invites us to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day.
Features: David Carson, Erik Spiekermann, Experimental Jetset, Hermann Zapf, Jonathan Hoefler, Massimo Vignelli, Matthew Carter, Michael Bierut, Neville Brody, Paula Scher, Rick Poynor, Stefan Sagmeister, Tobias Frere-Jones, and Wim Crouwel.