Reimagined Helvetica is a hilarious horror story

(Image credit: Zach Roif)

Bad kerning can have the ability to fill even the calmest of designers with rage. Kerning's a fundamental part of typography design, so there's simply no excuse for disproportionate space between characters in a font. Until now. 

Hellvetica is a new project from designer Zach Roif that makes us want to both laugh, gouge our eyes out and immediately revisit some typography tutorials at the same time. It's described by Roif as being "Like Helvetica, but with like, much shittier kerning for Halloween." 

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Kerrie Hughes
Freelance writer

Kerrie Hughes is a frequent contributor to Creative Bloq, and was once its editor. One of the original CB crew, Kerrie joined the team back in 2013 after moving from her role as staff writer on 3D World. Since then she's written regularly for other creative publications such as ImagineFX, Computer Arts and Digital Camera World. After a stint working for the police, Kerrie is back reviewing creative tech for creative professionals.