Font Men

Typography and font can absolutely make or break a piece of design or art, understanding that, can completely change the way a person uses a font. If you’re into graphic design then you should definitely know this, font’s can play a pivotal role in the creation process of a design. This little clip shows how Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones view fonts, for them it becomes a lifestyle. If you do graphic design, you should definitely sit and watch this clip, it may help you with how you use type creatively…

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Mr Smith’s Letterpress Workshop, South Kensington

Never assume all design is better with a computer. This short documentary looks at Kelvyn Smith. He owns a traditional letterpress workshop in South Kensington, but creates work that fits well with contemporary and current design. This gives a great insight into how varied the design industry still is, with traditional trades like this still being great for design but unfortunately suffering under the weight of technology. If you like design or art and like being hands on with your work then have a watch and take some notes!

Helvetica, 2007 Film

In 2007 this cracking film came out, created for Graphic Designers, Typographers and other Creatives alike. This film explores the birth and use of a font called Helvetica, this may sound boring, but once you start watching it and the interviews start rolling in, you grasp how fundamental this font has been in the world of design.

The film explores the personality of fonts and it’s effect on design.

Even if you’re a creative but type isn’t your thing this is a great little film. It’s well filmed and the discussions and comments from world renowned designers are first class.

You haven’t even got to rent it, below is the entire film.

 

Wonderland, Interview with Designers about Clients

If you’re an aspiring design or creative student of any type, this will probably apply to you.

A short but brilliantly filmed documentary that covers the creative industry from a business point of view. It tells the truth about developing through the creative world and what to expect. Featuring interviews with David Lewandowski, Elliott Rausch, Jon Contino and Peter Kote.