Wednesday, January 04, 2006

It doesn't get pettier than this

From the New York Times:
"Good Night, and Good Luck," the movie about Edward R. Murrow's battle to expose the demagoguery of Joseph R. McCarthy, has received both critical and popular acclaim. But the movie has its fervent detractors - and they aren't people nostalgic for the days of backyard fallout shelters. They are typographers and graphic designers. Their charge: typographical inaccuracy.

It appears that the CBS News sign, prominently displayed in the film's carefully reconstructed New York newsroom, uses the typeface Helvetica. But Helvetica was not designed until 1957, the year McCarthy died. The movie takes place in the early 1950's.
Wow. And I thought I was anal.


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1 comment:

Lt. Cmdr Oneida said...

everyone needs a purpose in life. Sadly, as in your example, some peoples purposes are a little lamer than others.