is anyone else tired of hearing about helvetica? i sort of am. it was entertaining for awhile, but now it just won't stop. i guess that's what happens when things turn fifty.
regardless, victrola nachtmuzik has pointed me in the direction of slate.com's slideshow/article tribute to the modernist's quintessential typeface. despite everything i just said about being tired of hearing about it, it was a nice little ode to helvetica, due in large part to the pictures. because i'm not tired of looking at helvetica. just hearing about it.
"It's the tofu of typefaces: bland in itself but ready to absorb whatever flavors you add to it. It's clean, legible, and well-designed, but its real power lies in its uncanny mutability."