When you talk about the design of Haas Neue Grotesk or Helvetica
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When you talk about the design of Haas Neue Grotesk or Helvetic, what it's all about is...

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Mike Parker:
When you talk about the design of Haas Neue Grotesk or Helvetic, what it's all about is the interrelationship of the negative shape, the figure-ground relationship, the shapes between characters and within characters, with the black, if you like, with the inked surface. And the Swiss pay more attention to the background, so that the counters and the space between characters just hold the letters. I mean you can't imagine anything moving; it is so firm. It not a letter that bent to shape; it's a letter that lives in a powerful matrix of surrounding space. It's... oh, it's brilliant when it's done well.

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When you talk about the design of Haas Neue Grotesk or Helvetica
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what it's all about is the interrelationship of the negative shape
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the figure ground relationship
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the shapes between characters and within characters
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with the black if you like with the inked surface
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And the Swiss pay more attention to the background
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so that the counters and the space between characters just hold the letters

Clip duration: 34 seconds
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Timestamp in movie: 00:20:23
Uploaded: 28 March, 2022
Genres: documentary
Summary: A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture.


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