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'Godfather' of Helvetica font dies at 84

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http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/27/tech/web/helvetica-typographer-dies/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

 

I really do like Helvetica. Seems most writers do too, BNE MQ HAELER a lot of them use it in their stickers. Clean and classic. RIP this dude who helped it grow.

 

It ain't a coffee machines or schizo versions of Dale Carnegie thread but thought a designer or two would find this of interest.

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I'm also curious about the hipster comment...

 

Is typography a hipster hobby or something?

 

Rest In Power

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helvetica is the font of choice for american apparel, at the very least.

 

i always liked it though, clean and functional. rest in peace dood.

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Its the font of choice for thousands of companies.

 

Thats on par with saying that cotton is a hipster material because American Apparel uses it.

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true. but i'd argue that AA's style of advertising (and style of clothing/lack thereof) drove the association, way more than other brands that use the same. Just my opinion though.

 

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Now it's time for Comic Sans to get the recognition it deserves.

 

Misread this as "cosmic sans" and then tried to imagine what an intergalactic comic sans would be like.

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RIP..

Helvetica

Designed in 1957 by Max Miedinger, Helvetica’s design is based on that of Akzidenz Grotesk (1896), and classified as a Grotesque or Transitional san serif face.

Originally it was called Neue Haas Grotesque;

in 1960 it was revised and renamed Helvetica (Latin for Switzerland “Swiss”)

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romans called swiss people helvetii

 

i learnt something new today

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