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L'eau de rien

Looking for a holiday gift for the designer who has everything? Drench them in Helvetica The Perfume. Twitter feed. Via.
posted by sutt on Dec 1, 2013 - 48 comments

Pepsi Blue Square

Introducing the new Gap logo.
posted by naju on Oct 6, 2010 - 223 comments

IT'S ALMOST THREE O'CLOCK.

HELVETICTOC A time-full tribute to a timeless typeface.
posted by Venadium on Aug 12, 2010 - 49 comments

Its their principal pet peeve

Learn Your Damn Homophones
posted by silby on Jul 28, 2010 - 153 comments

Aktiv Grotesk

Bruno Maag hates Helvetcia so much he created a new font.
posted by Artw on Jul 7, 2010 - 84 comments

Pan Am’s Helvetica Dreamtime

Pan Am’s Helvetica dreamtime. How I unearthed a forgotten chapter in corporate design history.
posted by puny human on Apr 30, 2010 - 21 comments

I thought I was the only one

“I think sometimes that being overly type-sensitive is like an allergy,” : The New York Times on the perils of being a font nerd.
posted by The Whelk on Nov 15, 2009 - 99 comments

Which One Is the Original?

So you think you can tell Arial from Helvetica? Take 20 logos that were originally designed in Helvetica, and redo them in Arial. Some people would call that blasphemy. Instead, call it a challenge: can you tell which is the original and which is the remake?
posted by netbros on Sep 30, 2009 - 168 comments

Helveticise your web experience

Love Helvetica and modernist typographic design? Seen the film? Now, with the power of browser userscripts, you can have the 20th-century high-modernist experience in your favourite web applications. Scripts exist to Helveticise Gmail, Twitter and Google Reader, and work with a variety of modern browsers. [more inside]
posted by acb on Sep 15, 2009 - 69 comments

Spoiler: This time, Comic Sans does NOT save the day. Good.

FONT FIGHT! the long-awaited (by me and other fontaholics) follow-up to Font Conference. Better than the first IMO, but I'm sure we can still take issue with some of the 'characters'. [more inside]
posted by wendell on May 7, 2009 - 37 comments

The (Mostly) True Story of Helvetica and the New York City Subway

The (Mostly) True Story of Helvetica and the New York City Subway. Why is Helvetica used now, and when did the changeover occur? To answer those questions this essay explores several important histories: of the New York City subway system, transportation signage in the 1960s, Unimark International and, of course, Helvetica.
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse on Nov 19, 2008 - 16 comments

Your favorite typeface rocks.

Your favorite rock typefaces. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Nov 16, 2008 - 17 comments

Your own Massimo Vignelli NYC subway map ($299)

Massimo Vignelli’s 1972 NYC subway map is back Yours for the low, low price of 299 bucks for one copy of the limited edition of 500. (Previous MeFi comments on the famed design, which the New York MTA eventually shitcanned. [Via.])
posted by joeclark on Apr 24, 2008 - 30 comments

Fonts at the movies

Fonts at the movies. [more inside]
posted by Terminal Verbosity on Dec 14, 2007 - 21 comments

Helvetica: The Apotheosis of the Invisible Art

In 1957, Swiss typographer Max Miedinger invented "the official typeface of the 20th century" -- Helvetica [previously discussed here, via Arts and Letters Daily].
posted by digaman on Apr 21, 2007 - 44 comments

Helvetica, a documentary film

Helvetica, a documentary film. "Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which is celebrating its 50th birthday this year) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives."
posted by londontube on Jan 25, 2007 - 25 comments

Helvetica

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posted by nile_red on Feb 3, 2006 - 32 comments

The Scourge of Arial

The Scourge of Arial. It has spread like a virus through the typographic landscape and illustrates the pervasiveness of Microsoft's influence in the world. Arial, however, has a rather dubious history and not much character. In fact, Arial is little more than a shameless impostor...
posted by Robot Johnny on Aug 9, 2005 - 97 comments

But Venus Bold Extended is the real heel.

Typeface Smackdown. (via Kottke.)
posted by Vidiot on Jul 23, 2003 - 12 comments

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