Dodsworth, The Typeface

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Type in the movies (an occasional series): One of the most impressive typographic scenes in any movie is when the auto manufacturer Sam Dodsworth (Walter Houston), looks out on his factory complex. William Wyler’s 1936 Dodsworth is the tale of a middle-aged capitalist,  the head of Revelation Motor Company,
an automobile manufacturing firm. His wife, Fran, a shallow and vain
woman obsessed with the notion of growing old, convinces Sam to sell his company. In the scene above, Dodsworth surveys his former empire and the typeface that bears his name. 
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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

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