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Art Movie | Helvetica

Spartanburg Art Museum presents a screening of the documentary Helvetica June 27 at 7 p.m. The documentary follows the typeface from its humble beginnings in a type foundry located in M√ľnchenstein, Switzerland. Type designer Max Meidinger and his boss Edvard Hoffman were developing a new typeface, named ‘Die Neue Haas Grotesk’. In order to market the typeface to the American market a new name had to be chosen: HELVETICA. The film will be projected onto the 15-foot-high walls of the museum. Stick around after the movie for a Q&A and discussion with SAM curators.