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Neue Haas Grotesk Font is a widely used sans-serif typeface developed in 1957 by Swiss typeface designer Max Miedinger with input from Eduard Hoffmann.
 
The digital version of Helvetica that everyone knows and uses today is quite different from the pre-digital design of the 1957 typeface. Originally released as Neue Haas Grotesk, many of the features that made it a modernist favorite have been lost in translation over the years from one typesetting technology to the next.
 
Helvetica is a neo-grotesque design, one influenced by the famous 19th century (the 1890s) typeface Akzidenz-Grotesk and other German and Swiss designs. Its use became a hallmark of the International Typographic Style that emerged from the work of Swiss designers in the 1950s and '60s, becoming one of the most popular typefaces of the mid-20th century. Over the years, a wide range of variants have been released in different weights, widths, and sizes, as well as matching designs for a range of non-Latin alphabets. Notable features of Helvetica as originally designed include a high x-height, the termination of strokes on horizontal or vertical lines, and unusually tight spacing between letters, which combine to give it a dense, solid appearance.
 
Developed by the Haas'sche Schriftgiesserei (Haas Type Foundry) of Münchenstein, Switzerland, its release was planned to match a trend: a resurgence of interest in turn-of-the-century "grotesque" sans-serifs among European graphic designers, that also saw the release of Univers by Adrian Frutiger the same year. Hoffmann was the president of the Haas Type Foundry, while Miedinger was a freelance graphic designer who had formerly worked as a Haas salesman and designer.
 
Type designer Christian Schwartz recently restored the original Neue Haas Grotesk in digital form, bringing back features such as optical size variations, correctly corrected obliques, alternate glyphs, refined spacing, and more.

About Neue Haas Grotesk Font

Name Neue Haas Grotesk Font
Style Neo-grotesque, sans-serif
Designer(s) Christian Schwartz
File Format TTF, OTF, HTF
Font Licence Freeware, Non-Commercial.
Type Truetype, Opentype, Hypertext Font

Neue Haas Grotesk Font Uses

Helvetica is among the most widely used sans-serif typefaces. Versions exist for the Latin, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, Urdu, Khmer, and Vietnamese alphabets. Chinese faces have been developed to complement Helvetica.
 
Helvetica is a common choice for commercial word brands, including those from 3M (including Scotch Tape), Adult Swim, American Apparel, BASF, Behance, Blaupunkt, BMW, Diaspora, ECM, Funimation, General Motors, JC Penney, Jeep, Kaiser Permanent, Kawasaki, Knoll, Kroger, LG (until 2015), Lufthansa, Motorola, Nestlé, Oath Inc., Panasonic, Parmalat, Philippine Airlines, Sears, Seiko Epson, Skype, Target, Texaco, Tupperware, Viceland and Verizon. Apple used Helvetica as the iOS system font until 2015.
 
Helvetica has been widely used by the United States government; for example, federal income tax forms are set out in Helvetica, and NASA used the type on the space shuttle orbiter. Helvetica is also used in the United States television rating system. The Canadian government also uses Helvetica as its identifying font, with three variants being used in its corporate identity program, and encourages its use across all federal agencies and websites.
 
In the European Union, Helvetica is legally required to be used for health warnings on tobacco products such as cigarettes.
 
Helvetica is commonly used in transportation environments. The New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) adopted Helvetica for use in signage in 1989. From 1970 to 1989, the standard font was Standard Medium, a US version of Akzidenz-Grotesk, as defined by the Manual of Unimark's New York City Transit Authority graphic standards. The MTA system is still plagued by a proliferation of Helvetica type fonts, including Arial, plus some old signs in Medium Standard and some anomalous signs in Helvetica Narrow. Helvetica is also used in the Washington Metro, the Chicago 'L', the Philadelphia SEPTA, and the Madrid Metro. Amtrak used the typeface in the "meaningless arrow" logo and it was adopted by the Danish railway company DSB for a period of time. In addition, the former state operator of the British rail system developed its own Helvetica-based Rail Alphabet font, which was also adopted by the National Health Service and the British Airports Authority. The Helvetica 77 variation is used in street and house marking in Riga and other municipalities in Latvia, although common road marking in the country uses a version of DIN 1451.
 
The typeface was displaced from some uses in the 1990s to the greater availability of other fonts in digital desktop publishing systems and criticism from type designers, including Erik Spiekermann and Martin Majoor, who have criticized the design. for its omnipresence and excessive use. Majoor has described Helvetica as "quite cheap" for not leaving behind the Akzidenz-Grotesk model.
 
Road signs in Japan and South Korea used to use Helvetica.
 
IBM used Helvetica Neue as its corporate typeface until 2017, spending more than $ 1 million a year in license fees. In 2017, it switched to the custom IBM Plex family and concluded that an open-source custom typeface would be more distinctive and practical as it could be freely distributed and installed without any rights concerns.

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Neue Haas Grotesk Font Family

  1. Neue Haas Grotesk Display Pro Ultra Thin
  2. Neue Haas Grotesk Display Pro Ultra Thin Italic
  3. Neue Haas Grotesk Display Pro Thin
  4. Neue Haas Grotesk Display Pro Thin Italic
  5. Neue Haas Grotesk Display Pro Extra Light
  6. Neue Haas Grotesk Display Pro Extra Light Italic
  7. Neue Haas Grotesk Display Pro Light
  8. Neue Haas Grotesk Display Pro Light Italic
  9. Neue Haas Grotesk Display Pro Roman
  10. Neue Haas Grotesk Display Pro Italic
  11. Neue Haas Grotesk Display Pro Medium
  12. Neue Haas Grotesk Display Pro Medium Italic
  13. Neue Haas Grotesk Display Pro Bold
  14. Neue Haas Grotesk Display Pro Bold Italic
  15. Neue Haas Grotesk Display Pro Black
  16. Neue Haas Grotesk Display Pro Black Italic
  17. Neue Haas Grotesk Text Pro Roman
  18. Neue Haas Grotesk Text Pro Italic
  19. Neue Haas Grotesk Text Pro Medium
  20. Neue Haas Grotesk Text Pro Medium Italic
  21. Neue Haas Grotesk Text Pro Bold
  22. Neue Haas Grotesk Text Pro Bold Italic

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