Helvetica extended family tree

sal_randazzo's picture

Hello,

I am not a big fan of Helvetica since I think Haas Unica is a superior design, but I was wondering what you think the family tree for Helvetica would be... grand parents, parents, respectable offspring, and bastard relations (Arial..)... what type of personality would these family members have... temperament, etc.

Have a fun and safe holiday season.

Regards,

Sal Randazzo

Nachos's picture

Segoe is the yuppie, corporate dastard, step-grandson of Helvetica. He looks good from a distance but has now been jaded and his intentions have been turned straight evil.

Quincunx's picture

Akzidenz Grotesk, Franklin Gothic and Basic Commercial are a few that come to mind.

DrDoc's picture

Basic Commercial is the name under which Linotype markets Akzidenz Grotesk.

DrDoc's picture

Also, I've always thought Segoe had more in common with Frutiger than with Helvetica.

Quincunx's picture

> Basic Commercial is the name under which Linotype markets Akzidenz Grotesk.

I already suspected something like that. Oh well, for completions' sake I guess it should still be on such a 'family tree' list.

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