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Trivia answer of the day: Neue Haas Grotesk

So what's the question?  

What was the original name of the Helvetica font.

(Bonus answer:  Helvetica was created by Max Miedinger and Eduard Hoffmann in the late '50s in M√ľnchenstein, Switzerland. Helvetia is the Latin name for Switzerland.)

All this via the Presentation Zen blog, where Garr Reynolds reviews the Helvetica documentary.  Yes, an 80-minute documentary on a font, and yet it still sounds very interesting.