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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