Just a quick post to remind design-minded folks that the Helvetica movie is playing at the Gene Siskel Film Center in the Loop only until tomorrow/Thursday.
I admit it... I'm selfish, didn't mention it until we already had our tickets in hand! (I heard it sold out on Friday.) I've been waiting for it. We're going tonight.
I don't know exactly what the movie is going to focus on, but it's a good reminder that everything you see (or touch, or use...) has been designed by someone. It may have been designed lovingly, or carelessly, but outside of nature, things don't just create themselves. Look around. Look at your chair, home, toothbrush, milkjug, coffeeshop, whatever... even the little letters on your screen. Someone had some intention and did something about it. Design is like the Matrix. Once you see it, you can't go back.
[Picture above of the Gene Siskel Film Center digs and cafe -from their website. It's an awesome theater and urban resource, but I'll pretend I don't see a spoon being used in the construction of those "cappuccinos".]