Monotype redesigns Helvetica for the digital age

Thanks to its clean and straightforward design, Helvetica has become one of the most ubiquitous typefaces on the planet. The Swiss typeface, which was originally created in 1957 by Max Miedinger and Eduard Hoffmann, has been updated various times over the years to make it fit for purpose. And today sees the launch of an expertly recast Helvetica designed by Monotype that's ready to tackle twenty-first century demands.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.