Helvetica and Helvetica alternatives

Will Helvetica ever go out of style? The debate rages on over whether the classic typeface, designed by Max Miedinger and Eduard Hoffmann in 1957, is boring or the definition of classic timelessness. Some say its continued popularity creates a need for more and more similar fonts that bring something new to the old standby. These fonts, like Neue Haas Grotesk and ARS Maquette share the clarity of the original but haven’t been used in a billion designs already. Others say why mess with perfection? Either way—Helvetica will continue to be a go-to typeface in every designer’s toolbox.


ARS Maquette is one of many Helvetica alternatives. Via Angus R. Shamal.​

Classic and clean logo. Design by Antonio Sanchez.

Helvetica can be used in surprising and engaging ways like this poster by Christian Úbeda. Via Behance.

A timeless design using Helvetica. Logo by goopanic.

Courtesy of www.99designs.co.uk

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