Helvetica

 
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has introduced the 22-font Neue Haas Grotesk™ typeface family — the original Helvetica® design — into the company's Linotype® collection.

I am posting to let everyone know that we are working with filmmaker Scott Hutcheson to produce a documentary film about the world's most controversial font, Comic Sans. The font's designer Vincent Connare has said, "If you love it, you don't know much about typography. If you hate it, you don't know much about typography, either, and you should get another hobby." We agree with the first part of that statement. For nearly ten years now, our hobby has been hating on Comic Sans with the ban comic sans campaign.

In the vein of the Helvetica film, Hutcheson will explore the world's love/hate relationship with Comic Sans by interviewing top designers including Shepard Fairey, designer of the iconic Obama HOPE image.

it's far from finished:

the weight between characters is still a little uneven, and some letters i'm not sure about. i was thinking of scrapping the g and starting on a two-story g (along the lines of johnston, akkurat etc.)

i started by wanting to create a grotesque striped down to its simplest form by removing unnecessary terminals.

A poster series for the action-packed novel "The Night Angel" trilogy by Brent Weeks. The typography was heavily influenced by the characteristics of an assassin.

Graphic Designer: Herman Chaneco
Copywriter: Brent Weeks (Book Author)
Size: 24"x36"

A poster series for the action-packed novel "The Night Angel" trilogy by Brent Weeks. The typography was heavily influenced by the characteristics of an assassin.

Graphic Designer: Herman Chaneco
Copywriter: Brent Weeks (Book Author)
Size: 24"x36"

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Sometimes I wonder...

...why Arial was even created. The story goes that When Bill Gates designed Microsoft he didn't want to pay for Helvetica so he got Arial from Monotype. There are a lot of "Helveticas" out there, licenced to different companies, like Swis721 BT licenced to Bitstream. So why did Microsoft choose Arial? AND WHY DO SO MANY PEOPLE USE THIS UGLY TYPEFACE?????

When I use the Adobe CS programs on a PC and I am trying to use Helvetica, what looks like the standard roman version of Helvetica is labeled as Helvetica Medium? But when looking to see if Helvetica Medium is a font that can be purchased online I cannot find it?
So what is Helvetica Medium? Where did it come from? and is it an actual font that can be purchased?

And no, I'm not getting this confused with Helvetica Neue 65 Medium, I understand that they are separate typefaces.

Any thoughts???

Firstly, let me preface the post by saying that I am a complete newbie at everything pertaining to fonts, type, css or design, so please, be gentle.

The story thus far is as follows:

I'm designing a web page for a few friends (and myself), so that we have something (anything) online until our organisation has the funding to get a better page up and running. Luckily, I'm not doing the coding, a friend of mine is.

I have been trying to locate the typeface used in Process Journal http://www.processjournal.com.au/

Here is a pretty good image for ID:

It looks like a blend of helvetica heavy and akzidensk grotesk.

happy New Year, typophiles!
I am glad to present a new Osnova family, sans serif workhorse.

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know what font is being used here? It looks like Helvetica Black but then there's no vertical lines on the lowercase "U" for example. Also, that apostrophe is pretty unique.

Any ideas?

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Helvetica vs. Arial

Think you can distinguish between Helvetica and Arial? Try this interesting quiz by Ironic Sans, called "So you think you can tell Arial from Helvetica?". Here they take regular logos originally designed with Helvetica and replaced all of the words in the Arial typeface.

We just released the second in our series "The Ten Commandments of George Lois." The quotation reads The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything. When I first approached George about collaborating, this was his immediate suggestion and remains one of his more celebrated statements.

My favorite quote of his, "Great ideas can't be tested. Only mediocre ideas can be tested" was the first release in the series.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of this shirt will benefit the Herschel Levit scholarship fund at Pratt Institute, Mr. Lois' alma mater.

Hi all,
I am new here - great board - please go easy on me.
I saw this font at the MoMA NY and would like to use it. Does anyone know what it is, and where I may be able to purchase it, please?
Regards,
Tony

The world in words. Starting as an experiment, it turned out to be an exciting product. Finally available here: http://www.typomaps.net

The Typomaps are awarded with the IF Design Award and are nominated for the Design- award of the Federal Republik of Germany 2011.

The Typomaps are handset, and not automatically generated by computer program. Thereby we achieved an astonishing closeness to the conventional worldmap. For the type-interessted people: we used the font „Helvetica Neue Black Condensed“.

Geography meets typography: The world in words. Starting as an experiment, it turned out to be an exciting product. Finally available here: http;//www.typomaps.net

The Typomaps are awarded with the IF Design Award and are nominated for the Design Award of the Federal Republik of Germany 2011.

The Typomaps are handset, and not automatically generated by computer program. Thereby we achieved an astonishing closeness to the conventional worldmap. For the type-interessted people: we used the font „Helvetica Neue Black Condensed“.

I've been looking at typographic quotes, some from the forums on here, and just wondered if anyone could expand on the meaning of the one that attracted me the most?

"Helvetica is the typeface for a deserted island" - Friedrich Friedl

I'm asking just so I can get my head around the understanding of the quote, would be great if anyone could emphasise the meaning of this to me!

Thanks

I am looking for a nice and modern sans serif for my company. Any suggestions?

The following fonts I like, but they are just not it..

Helvetica (Duah)

FF Max
Soho Gothic
Neo Sans
Din

Maybe something with digital/tech like rounded corners like barrister (only without the clumsiness :P)

Monotype Imaging Announces the Commercial Launch of Fonts.com Web Fonts
New Offering Provides Best Font Selection, Language Support and Workflow Solution for Web Designers

WOBURN, Mass., Sept. 14, 2010 – Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, today announced the general availability of Fonts.com Web Fonts, the company’s cloud-based solution that enables thousands of high-quality fonts to be used in Web page design. Subscription plans are now available at www.webfonts.fonts.com for anyone who creates for the Web, from brand managers, publishers and advertising agencies to non-profit organizations, institutions and bloggers across the globe.

Highlights of Monotype Imaging’s Fonts.com Web Fonts solution:

This is a birthday greeting card I have recently designed for my sisters birthday. After it's success in my family I have decided to screen print copies in black and red as below, possibly variations using other colours too, which I will then put up for sale on www.etsy.com at a price of £4.00 or there about.

Before I do this though I wanted to get your opinions, would you buy this greeting card for a friend or family? (The small type in the corner of this card would not be included as it was specific to my sister's birthday only).

Let me know what you think :)

(Note: the small tear on this card would not happen when silk screened, it was due to hand crafting the red using masking tape and acrylic)

This is most likely some form of Helvetica, but i can't seem to find any information on it. It looks more or less like a cross between Helvetica Neue + Railway Alphabet + Akzidenz Grotesk.. I know it was used quite extensively across the Norwegian railway network in the 80's, and i can recall seeing it in print in magazines from the same decade.

Most people would probably pass it for a regular Helvetica cut, but i know it isn't (just have a look at the lower case 'a' and 's').. I've seen numbering as well, though i can't find any examples; all i know is that the numbers look even more like Akzidenz, though not quite..

I reckon it looks perfect for signage, so I would really like to know if it exists in digital form. Any help would be appreciated :)

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Helvetica knockoffs

Hey everyone!

I have currently been looking for Helvetica knockoffs, and am not entirely sure that I've come upon what I exactly need.

As we all know, Arial is the obvious villain in this situation. However, other than Arial, what type faces are a direct knockoff of Helvetica?

I've got: CG Triumvirate, Pragmatica, Swiss 721, Nimbus Sans, Helv/MS Sans Serif, and Newhouse DT. Now, these are all clearly influenced by Helvetica, but are they also considered knockoffs?

Also, I was told by someone, fleetingly (hence the forgetfulness), that there is another typeface in existence that is also a direct knockoff of Helvetica. Described vaguely as having portions of Helvetica removed to create it. Anyone have an idea as to what it is?

Thanks in advance. :)

Hi Typophiles,

As they say on NPR, "long time listener, first time caller." I have humble idea for a single-purpose Tumblr and I though some folks from the community might be amused enough to join me in curating it. The working title is, "Gotham is the New Helvetica," but that's a pretty bad title and you can do better. The idea is simple:

In this post-racial, post-serif Age of Obama, I see Hoefler & Frere Jones' Gotham everywhere. Like, everywhere. You do, too. Sometimes the application makes sense, sometimes it doesn't. But the point is: "seriously, that's a lot of Gotham."

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Slice font

Hi,

I'm dying to know which font is this
http://manualcreative.com/image/slice/13.jpg

It's used in the corporate identity of Slice.

Anyone?

Thanks

Helvetica, Frutiger, Futura and Garamond Typefaces Included with CorelDRAW for the First Time

WOBURN, Mass., Jun 01, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq:TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has announced that fonts from its Helvetica(R), Frutiger(R), Futura(R) and Garamond typeface families are shipping with CorelDRAW(R) Graphics Suite X5, the newest professional graphics applications suite from Corel Corp. Comprising 32 fonts from the Linotype(R) collection, the designs have also marked their debut in any CorelDRAW product.

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