>posebna novica današnjeg dne je, da font Helvetica praznuje 50. rojstni dan!
osebno tudi zelo rada uporabim ta font, ker je dokaj enostavn (navdušenci tipografije me bodo zajle tepli in križali, ker ziher ni ‘preprost font’, ampak jaz sem laik), izgleda ravno dovolj profesionaln a ni tečn, lahko se ga uporablja tudi za neresne zadeve.. skratka, vsespošno dober font.
Helvetica was developed by Max Miedinger with Eduard Hoffmann in 1957 for the Haas Type Foundry in Münchenstein, Switzerland. In the late 1950s, the European design world saw a revival of older sans-serif typefaces such as the German face Akzidenz Grotesk. Haas’ director Hoffmann commissioned Miedinger, a former employee and freelance designer, to draw an updated sans-serif typeface to add to their line. The result was called Neue Haas Grotesk, but its name was later changed to Helvetica, derived from Helvetia, the Latin name for Switzerland, when Haas’ German parent companies Stempel and Linotype began marketing the font internationally in 1961.
Introduced amidst a wave of popularity of Swiss design, and fueled by advertising agencies selling this new design style to their clients, Helvetica quickly appeared in corporate logos, signage for transportation systems, fine art prints, and myriad other uses worldwide. Inclusion of the font in home computer systems such as the Apple Macintosh in 1984 only further cemented its ubiquity.
seveda nisem edina s to privrženostjo temu fontu. nekdo je celo naredil dokumentarec!