Helvetica at 50

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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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  3. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    I think the Helvetica S is fugly.
     

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  4. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    I actually just went and saw Helvetica last night with the other designers. Pretty interesting film for designers, some of the people interviewed loved it, others hate it.
     
  5. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    Reminds me... I must buy a badge making machine.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Happy birthday, 'Vettie! :)

    Honestly, there are far worse fonts in the world to hate than Helvetica. Most of them promulgated by releases of Windows. :D
     
  7. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    I would love to see the film.

    Oh, and I like Helvetica :)

    Happy 50
     
  8. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Helvetica is quite, quite fantastic. One of my favourites. :)
     
  9. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    My favorites are the super light Helvetica Neue variants. So cool. :cool:
     
  10. Macnoviz macrumors 65816

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    I agree 100% That Ultra Light Helvetica Neue just screams "design" and good taste:apple:
     
  11. mustard macrumors 6502a

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    Ditto on the Neue Variants.
     
  12. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Helvetica is like a classy middle aged whore:

    She might not look good in all positions.

    She might not dress all trendy like those younger tarts (Myriad and Meta, I'm looking at you), but she's got experience on her side.

    She's been used by a lot of people that just didn't know what they were doing.

    But for an experienced designer, those familiar with every curve and nuance...it's the best money you've ever spent and has given you some of the best nights of your life.

    So here's to you, sweet Helvetica...I'll be leaving another $100 on your bedside table tonight.
     
  13. dopey220 macrumors 6502

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    I was just about to say the same thing. I like the really bold ones too, but not so much the medium weights. They bore me.
     
  14. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    okay, you need to step away from your computer.

    ..and go ravish your wife just to be sure you're okay.
     
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