Sunday, March 20, 2016

What are examples of great alternatives to Helvetica?

Gotta love the Swiss designers Max Miedinger and Eduard Hoffmann, and bow to Linotype and Stempel type companies. Helvetica was and is also a popular choice in many corporate design marketing communication print collateral needs. It has great legibility set at a range of sizes and line lengths, and works well using tight to loose letter-spacing. If a font were a knife Helvetica would be a swiss army knife.

Some alternatives to setting type with Helvetica, some older pioneers some more recent:
Akzidenz Grotesk 
Neue Haas Grotesk 
FF Bau
Suisse BP Int’l
ARS Maquette


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