Remember that recent New York Times piece by Peter Edidin about fickle typeface guys and graphic-arts designers that voiced a complaint about the allegedly incorrect use of Helvetica for a CBS logo seen in Good Night, and Good Luck? Well, it appears that Edidin’s sources were wrong and GNAGL wasn’t. The film’s art director Christa Munro has clarified matters with designer Mark Simonson, who has passed along her comments on his website. The beef was that GNAGL takes place in 1954 but Helvetica wasn’t invented until 1957. But Munro told Simonson that “Helvetica was not used in the film, contrary to what was claimed in the [Times] article. She said, rather, that the sign shown in the example frame was set in Akzidenz Grotesk, a face which predated (and in fact was the basis for) Helvetica, and that this choice was based on extensive research of CBS’s graphic design during the period depicted in the film.”