Helvetica Neue

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Credits

Designer(s)
Max Miedinger, Linotype
Foundry(ies)
D. Stempel AG , Linotype
Release Year
1983
Country of Origin
Germany
Classification
Sans Serif, Grotesk
Original Format
Film Font (VGC, etc.)
Distributor(s)
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Tags
helvetica, helvetica,, neue, sans, serif,

Background

Neue Helvetica is a reworking of the typeface with a more structurally unified set of heights and widths. It was developed at D. Stempel AG, Linotype’s daughter company. The studio manager was Wolfgang Schimpf, and his assistant was Reinhard Haus; the manager of the project was RenĂ© Kerfante. Erik Spiekermann was the design consultant and designed the literature for the launch in 1983. Other changes include improved legibility, heavier punctuation marks, and increased spacing in the numbers.

Neue Helvetica uses a numerical design classification scheme, like Univers. The font family is made up of 51 fonts, which includes 9 weights in 3 widths (8, 9, 8 in normal, condensed, extended widths respectively), and an outline font based on Helvetica 75 Bold Outline (no Textbook or rounded fonts are available). Linotype distributes Neue Helvetica on CD. Neue Helvetica also comes in variants for Central European and Cyrillic text.

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