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A comparion of Helvetica and Helvetica Neue, about which Travis Neilson writes: In 1983, Linotype's daughter company Stempel AG released a reworking of Helvetica with more structurally unified heights and widths. I was delighted to learn that Erik Spiekermann was the design consultant on the project and also created the literature for the launch. This strikes me as ironic since it was Spiekermann who, in the film mentioned above, railed against the face. His major critique was that Helvetica has become "ubiquitous" in that it is seen and used everywhere and often with poor taste. Not exactly a criticism of the design of the typeface itself, but of its use, and often miss-use. Other changes in this newer design include improved legibility, heavier punctuation marks, increased spacing in the numbers and an expanded family of weights, 51 in all.

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file name: Helvetica Neue Haas 1968


file name: Helvetica Neue family


file name: Edouard Hoffmann Max Miedinger Helvetica Neue Linotype Version 1983


file name: Edouard Hoffmann Max Miedinger Helvetica Neue Linotype Version 1983b


file name: Helvertica Neue Ultra Light


file name: Helvetica Neue







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