Attention Typography Geeks: Don’t Miss 45 Posters Dedicated to Helvetica (A Designer’s Favorite Typeface)

Whether your interest lies in print or motion graphics, you can’t expect to be a graphic designer without learning about Helvetica, one of the most ‘famous’ and commonly used typefaces of all time. Developed by Max Miedinger with Edüard Hoffmann in 1957 for the Haas Type Foundry in Münchenstein, Switzerland, the Helvetica typeface became an instant classic with its simple, no-nonsense style during a time when hand-lettering style typefaces were popular. Fueled by advertising agencies selling this new, legible san-serif design style to their clients, Helvetica quickly appeared in corporate logos, signage for transportation systems, fine art prints, and myriad of other uses worldwide.

Desizn Tech has gathered a collection of 45 posters dedicated to the famous typeface. Scope out the full collection to get in on the designer/type geek humor here.

Read more about Helvetica and see real-world examples of how this typeface is used in everyday logotypes in our article below:
Know Your Design Roots: A Brief History of Helvetica

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Check out the other 40 here.

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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