Food, Type and Rap Documentaries
I have been watching a few documentaries on NetFlix and here are my quick takes on them.
Hungry for Change is quite informative on the type of food that we eat. The film inspires me to to get back into eating healthy. I have started juicing. Not sure if it works, but I am feeling good already. I am trying to stay away from processed food as well as sugar as much as possible. We’ll see how it goes.
Finally had a chance to catch Helvetica. Not sure if this film is interesting to the general audience, but quite fascinating to design geeks. The film presents both opposite views on the typeface. Love it or hate it, Helvetica is here to stay. No typeface is suitable for every situation and Helvetica is no exception even though it is ubiquitous. Use it when appropriate.
Ice-T’s Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap gives viewers a glim into the mind of rap legends like Rakim, Dr. Dre, Nas and Grandmaster Caz. Each MC gets to explain his process (style, technique and delivery), name their influences and drop a few bars. The highlights of the film is, without a doubt, the raw freestyling from rappers including Eminem, Kanye West and Ice-T himself. Not a bad directing debut at all.