Helvetica

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Credits

Designer(s)
Max Miedinger, Eduard Hoffmann
Foundry(ies)
Haas , Linotype
Release Year
1957
Country of Origin
Switzerland
Classification
Sans Serif, Grotesk
Original Format
Metal (Foundry)
Distributor(s)
Linotype, FontShop, Adobe, MyFonts
Tags
grotesk, modern, sans serif, swiss

Background

Helvetica was developed in 1957 by Max Miedinger with Eduard Hoffmann at the Haas’sche Schriftgiesserei (Haas type foundry) of M√ľnchenstein, Switzerland. Haas set out to design a new sans-serif typeface that could compete with Akzidenz-Grotesk in the Swiss market. Originally called Die Neue Haas Grotesk, it was created based on Schelter-Grotesk. The aim of the new design was to create a neutral typeface that had great clarity, had no intrinsic meaning in its form, and could be used on a wide variety of signage.

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Listing Info

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Last edited by Brian Warren on February 10, 2015, 01:13am EST

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