Lawrence Weiner absolutely detests Helvetica. But before you start throwing eggs, be sure to watch the new film about this noted conceptual artist from designer and occasional moviemaker Hillman Curtis. The flick captures Weiner's thought process almost entirely in his own words, and you'll learn firsthand why he prefers Franklin Gothic Condensed. The gorgeous camera work and lofty ideas also may have you pondering the messy borders between design and art.
by Michelle Taute