About Helvetica Font
Today we are going to learn about One of the most popular and famously used fonts, Helvetica. However, the main name of this font was Neue Haas Grotesk font, which was designed in 1957-1958 by Max Miedinger for the Haas’sche Schriftgiesserei in Switzerland. After completing proper revised the font was released under the name Helvetica by Linotype AG. Neue Haas Grotesk was the answer to the British and German grotesques that had become hugely popular thanks to the success of functionalist Swiss typography.
Linotype Helvetica was in some ways a radically transformed version of the original. For instance, the matrices for Regular and Bold had to be of equal widths, and therefore the Bold was redrawn at a considerably narrower proportion. During the transition from metal to phototypesetting, Helvetica underwent additional modifications. In the 1980s, Neue Helvetica was produced as a rationalized, standardized version.
So, famous designer Max Miedinger (with input from Eduard Hoffmann) designed the Helvetica font in 1957. Later it becomes the top trending design and still is. Many latest fonts are following or influence by the creation of the Helvetica font.
Helvetica Font is the best font in the sans serif font family. This font is highly used for logo designs and web designs related projects.
Helvetica font, as originally designed, includes a high x-height, the termination of strokes on horizontal or vertical lines, and unusually tight spacing between letters, which combine to give it a dense, solid appearance.
The designers are regularly updating and released this font with different weights, widths, and sizes. Along with it, they have also released several very popular non-Latin alphabets. There is another font called Univers, which Adrian Frutiger designed in the same year.
Let’s explore and learn more about this font below.
Most people and designers use this font for logo and web design purposes. But due to its effectiveness and design pattern, you can use it almost anywhere. It appears beautifully on arty magazines, posters, greetings cards. You can use this typeface:
- Images for websites and blogs
- Email marketing templates
- PowerPoint presentations
- Social media ads, banners, and graphics
- Banner and retargeting ads
|Designer||Max Miedinger, Eduard Hoffmann|
|File Format||OTF, TTF|
|Font Licence||Commercial Use.|
|Type||Paid Version but with alternative for free download|