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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.


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    James Lin | Website: | 2/1/2008 3:37:10 PM GMT

    I've seen Helvetica the documentary, and I also found it quite fascinating. The filmmakers do a good job of weaving the story of the font with the larger context of graphic design and society at large. Highly recommended.

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