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Architecture + Design Film Series, Helvetica
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Join us for Helvetica, Gary Hustwit’s iconic documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture looks at the proliferation of one typeface and the way type affects our lives. It is a cinematic exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, and a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type. Helvetica encompasses the worlds of design, advertising, psychology, and communication, and invites us to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day.

Directed by Gary Hustwit, 2007, USA, 80 minutes

FREE. Doors open at 6:00 pm, movie begins at 6:30 pm. 

Learn more about Season 11 of The Architecture + Design Film Series at

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The Architecture + Design Film Series is presented by: 118 Elliot Gallery, AIA Vermont, and Burlington City Arts. With support from: AIAVT Emerging Professionals, Artisan Engineering, Birdseye Building Company, Burlington Furniture, Office Environments, Inc., Pella Windows and Doors, Peregrine Design/Build, Redstone, Riven Studio, Rocky Dale Gardens, Selin + Selin, Site Form Studio, TruexCullins, UVM Department of Art & Art History, Vermont Eco-Floors, NuChocolat, Douglas Sweets, American Flatbread, Radio Bean, Jim Williams Architecture and Design, Austin Design, Inc., Hinterland Studio, Hubbard Land Design, Mathes Hulme Builders, ASLA - Vermont Chapter, and Hotel Vermont


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