Helvetica Now, redesigned by Charles Nix, Jan Hendrik Weber and others for Monotype, is the first revision of the tasteful typeface in 35 years and comes in 48 styles.
The Helvetica family has been used by countless brands and creative professionals, in millions of designs since its inception. The typeface embodies clean and versatile design, and the Helvetica Now typeface continues the tradition established by the Helvetica and Neue Helvetica families while introducing a number of improvements.
If you want anything from a Helvetica derivative except conspicuous mediocrity, what you really want is Univers.
Correction: Max Miedinger designed the original typeface, but died in 1980 and took no part in the new version.
Arcade Game Typography [Amazon] is a forthcoming book by Toshi Omagari that “definitively surveys” the pixelated fonts of arcade games from the 1970s to the 1990s. It’s full of gorgeous-looking full-color spreads, with grids, offering both a beautiful item and a formal tour of a distinctive artform. Arcade Game Typography presents readers with a fascinating […]
Ugly Gerry is a typeface where each glyph is a conspicuously gerrymandered congressional district. The district boundaries are manipulated thus by incumbent politicians to arrange voters to their own party’s advantage. The result is that, unlike their opposition voters, every letter of the latin alphabet gets represented.
Helvetica Now is Monototype’s new typeface created for today’s screens.
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In recent years, natural language processing technology and language translation technology have advanced greatly. The trouble is, language translation software typically comes in the form of apps. And while your mileage may vary on their usefulness, they share one thing in common: a serious drain on the battery for your smartphone, the very thing you’ll […]
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