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30 day movie challenge — day 12: favorite documentary

If you know me, you know I love documentaries. I watch more documentaries in a year than most people probably do in their lives (my estimate, but I'm not great at math). I've seen documentaries on everything from synchronized swimmers to biscuits to engineered corn to bio fuel to animation to scrabble enthusiasts to pretty much every conspiracy documentary ever made. I have many favorites, but my most favorite is Helvetica. Yes, it's a whole film on type. And I love it. 

The thing about Helvetica, which you will see in the trailer, is that it's everywhere. It's the font on the logos of Jeep, Target, American Airlines, GM, Microsoft, Toyota, BMW, Post-it, Panasonic, Scotch tape, etcetera etcetera etcetera. It's Swiss and neutral, it's 50 years old and still new and fresh. The film explores all of this and the making of type and more. I love this film.

 

In case you're wondering, that's Arial someone used to put "Now Available on iTunes" on the video. Interesting. 

Also, if you're into documentaries, The September Issue is amazing and so is Food, Inc