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Helvetica®

by Linotype

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About this font family

This typeface was initially released as Neue Haas Grotesk, and was designed in 1957 by Max Miedinger for the Haas’sche Schriftgiesserei (Haas Type Foundry) in Switzerland.

The name was changed to Helvetica (an adaptation of Helvetia, the Latin name for Switzerland) by Walter Cunz when D. Stempel AG, a major stockholder in Haas, reworked the design for Linotype GmbH in Frankfurt, a major stockholder in Stempel. The Mergenthaler Linotype Company in New York, then a major stockholder of Linotype GmbH, adopted the design, and it rapidly became the most popular sanserif in the world, replacing Futura. More…

Helvetica is designed as a strong central series, with condensed and extended forms and extreme weights adapted and added later, a system which suited Linotype mechanical limitations and marketing philosophy, but which resulted in a family of weights that were not as well coordinated as they might have been.

Linotype’s limited licensing forced a large number of unauthorized copies of Helvetica, none of which may be viewed as an improvement.

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Glyph coverage

available in all of the styles in this family:
Basic Latin/English letters

only available in some of the styles in this family:
Any OpenType Features West European diacritics Euro Ligatures Central Europe Baltic Turkish Romanian Greek Modern Hebrew OpenType Alternates Other OpenType Dingbats & Symbols


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Helvetica Pro Light

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Pro Light Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
20% off until May 31

Helvetica Pro Black

$49.00 $39.20
20% off until May 31

Helvetica Pro Black Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
20% off until May 31

Helvetica Pro UltraCompressed

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Pro ExtraCompressed

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Pro Compressed

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Pro Narrow Roman

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Pro Narrow Roman Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Pro Narrow Bold

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Pro Narrow Bold Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Pro Light Condensed

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Pro Light Condensed Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Pro Condensed

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Pro Condensed Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Pro Bold Condensed

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Pro Bold Condensed Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Pro Black Condensed

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Pro Black Condensed Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Pro Rounded Bold

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Pro Rounded Bold Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Pro Rounded Black

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Pro Rounded Black Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Pro Rounded Bold Condensed

$49.00 $39.20
20% off until May 31

Helvetica Pro Rounded Bold Condensed Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Light

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Light Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Bold

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Bold Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Black

$49.00 $39.20
20% off until May 31

Helvetica Black Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
20% off until May 31

Helvetica UltraCompressed

$49.00 $39.20
20% off until May 31

Helvetica ExtraCompressed

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Compressed

$49.00 $39.20
20% off until May 31

Helvetica Condensed Light

$49.00 $39.20
20% off until May 31

Helvetica Condensed Light Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
20% off until May 31

Helvetica Condensed

$49.00 $39.20
20% off until May 31

Helvetica Condensed Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
20% off until May 31

Helvetica Condensed Bold

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Condensed Bold Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Condensed Black

$49.00 $39.20
20% off until May 31

Helvetica Condensed Black Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
20% off until May 31

Helvetica Narrow Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
20% off until May 31

Helvetica Narrow

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Narrow Bold Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
20% off until May 31

Helvetica Narrow Bold

$49.00 $39.20
20% off until May 31

Helvetica Rounded Bold

$49.00 $39.20
20% off until May 31

Helvetica Rounded Bold Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
20% off until May 31

Helvetica Rounded Black

$49.00 $39.20
20% off until May 31

Helvetica Rounded Black Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
20% off until May 31

Helvetica Rounded Bold Condensed

$49.00 $39.20
20% off until May 31

Helvetica Rounded Bold Condensed Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Textbook Roman

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Textbook Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Textbook Bold

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Textbook Bold Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Hebrew Roman

$59.00 $47.20
20% off until May 31

Helvetica Hebrew Italic

$59.00 $47.20
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Helvetica Hebrew Bold

$59.00 $47.20
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Helvetica Hebrew Bold Italic

$59.00 $47.20
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Helvetica Greek

$49.00 $39.20
20% off until May 31

Helvetica Greek Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
20% off until May 31

Helvetica Greek Bold

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Greek Bold Oblique

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Fractions

$49.00 $39.20
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Helvetica Fractions Bold

$49.00 $39.20
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Available formats

only available in some of the styles:
OpenType TTF   OpenType OTF   Windows TrueType  


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