I'm confused. Isn't this what the ID supporters want? To say that it has nothing to do with a "God", so they can sneak it into the science classrooms? Unless this is satire or something.
Of course, in the end it doesn't matter if it has to do with a "God" because it's a total joke to claim that it is even close to being anything scientific. Is that what you mean? I don't know anything about Helvetica.
As someone who makes visual things I find the term "Intelligent Design" to explain the origins of existence absurd. Intelligent design should be when a designer creates something clever which fulfills its purpose or blows people away. Unfortunately it is a very intelligently designed buzz word that gives off the impression that it's viable and scientific. I mean, what design isn't scientific? Especially if you give it the idea of intelligence, then refuting the notion will mean you are anti-intelligent.
Without getting too wordy and losing my point altogether: it's a pun/joke for helvetica fans.
oh man! you have to watch it. it is really really interesting. i thought it was totally worthless and dumb before i watched it, but after, it really changes your perspectives and really inspires you. its also makes you hate all other fonts on the face of the planet, while at the same time, you see helvetica 24/7 and yo hate it for it. you can't escape the typeface. it's scary.
Clever design. It looks like a gun to me, which is what I'm sure you were going for with this message.
Can't say I love the message though. Even though I do hate all the intelligent design crap and the people who fight for it. But then I'm just a rebellious Lutheran so I'm sure they don't like me, either.
I think this piece is getting misinterpreted. It's supposed to convey that Intelligent Design is things like Helvetica, Paul Renner, and other visual related topics, not religion or creation of the universe. It's a joke, sort of. See: [link]