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Designed by Miedinger in 1957 as a swiss Sans serif competitor to Azkindenz Grotesque. named for the Confœderatio Helvetica, (swiss confederation in latin), Helvetica, is one of the most widely used typefaces worldwide.

The goal was to make the typeface neutral. to allow the context of the type shine over the typeface.

Helvetica celebrates its 50th birthday in 2007, to celebrate, a film is bing released called Helvetica:a Documentary Film.

serifs: none
characteristics: even stroke weight, G has a spur (unlike arial), all strokes are cut horizontaly or vertically.


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