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Helvetica (also Neue Haas Grotesk) is a widely-used sans serif font family. It was developed in 1957 by font family designer Max Miedinger with input from Eduard Hoffmann.

Helvetica is a neo-grotesque or realist design. It is one that's influenced by the 19th century font family Akzidenz-Grotesk and other German and Swiss designs.[1] It became one of the most popular font families of the 20th century.[2]

It was originally named Neue Haas Grotesk. It was licensed by Linotype and renamed Helvetica in 1960.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "A Neo Grotesque Heritage". Adobe Systems. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  2. "Uniformity" (PDF). The Graphic Exchange. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  3. "Helvetica and Univers". Blue Pencil. Retrieved February 21, 2019.