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I’m not sure how I ran across this post, but it led me to all kinds of other archives of vintage cereal boxes.

If you spent as much time as I did staring at sugary cereal boxes every morning, you might want to check out this movie about cereal-obsessed slackers who operate rival cereal bars. Zooey Deschanel is the instigator who is trying to get her boyfriend to leave the cereal netherworld to pursue his musical ambitions, and hilarity ensues.


Find many more vintage package designs here and here, and most of all here.

Via Now That’s Nifty.


Helvetica is a 2008 documentary film by Gary Hustwit. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the launch of the ubiquitous typeface, Helvetica also looks at how type impacts our lives.



Helvetica trivia: the name was derived from “Helvetia”, the Latin name for Switzerland, the home of its designers.

Helvetica official website

Hamilton Wood Type Museum

Typeface, a documentary from Kartemquin Films, is making the festival circuit. A struggling rural Wisconsin printing factory-turned-museum, The Hamilton Wood Type Museum, opens its doors once a month to artisans from across the Midwest, who arrive for workshops in the nearly lost art of letter press. The website for the project is appropriately type-stylish!

typeface film screengrab

Limited-edition letterpress prints are for sale to support the film, including this one by Boston-based designer and musician, Nick Sherman.

typeface film poster

See Nick Sherman’s photostream from his residency at Hamilton here on Flickr.


Post for Saturday, September 26.


I saw this film tonight at the NYFF on the rise of Benito Mussolini, and the little-known story of his first wife and son, who were both discredited, disowned and placed in mental institutions.  Nice man!

There is a scene where Mussolini visits a Futurist exhibit, and director Marco Bellocchio describes the film as “a Futurist melodrama”.  The wife and nation are both betrayed by Mussolini, and so is the Futurist movement, which will forever be linked with Fascism.


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