Just finished watching Helvetica. Have you seen this film? Whoever thought of making a feature documentary about a font? And who knew the ubiquitousness of this font in our lives–something we just take for granted. This is a font that evokes a lot of sentimentality ("classic modernism!") on one side and disdain ("boring") on the other side. Regardless, it’s always fun to listen to designers talk about designing.
New to my bookshelf:
- Close Reading: Chuck Close and the Artist Portrait by Martin Friedman. I’ve never been interested in portraiture, per se, but I loved Strapless (about John Singer Sargent’s Portrait of Madame X) and I suppose I’m interested in the psychology of portraiture. We’ll see. Started reading last night and read more this morning.
- 30 Years Interviews and Outtakes by Michael Auping. This book of interviews comes from the curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
- A Complaint Free World: How to Stop Complaining and Start Enjoying the Life You Always Wanted by Will Bowen. Yep, I’m finally on the bandwagon. I dislike very much when other people complain, so I’d better put my money where my mouth is (or isn’t!). I started reading last night, read more this morning, put on a wrist reminder (until I get the purple bracelet) and am aiming for a complaint-free life.