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Believe it or not, there are quite a few Helvetica font alternatives you can use.

A few years ago, we published an article to help designers and typography enthusiasts explore alternatives to Helvetica. The article was a hit! So, we decided it would be beneficial to publish the article again for your reading enjoyment.

Love it or hate it, Helvetica remains one of the most popular, ubiquitous, and enduring fonts of all time. It’s featured in countless corporate logos, remains the go-to choice to convey a certain hipster, ironically neutral aesthetic (American Apparel comes to mind), and is even the subject of its own documentary.

Logos with Helvetica Font

Helvetica is featured in countless corporate logos

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The late Adrian Fruitger said,

Typography must be as beautiful as a forest, not like the concrete jungle of the tenements. It gives distance between the trees, the room to breathe and allow for life.

We can visualize where Mr. Frutiger was coming from, especially having the Oregon wilderness in our mind’s eye to draw from. Wispy moss appears placed just so–draping off Doug Fir trees, like the visual perfection of typographic ligatures.

With mad respect for Mr. Frutiger’s contributions to the legibility of the world, we present our most recent set of Fontspiration to inspire your typography. These pieces feature type by DSType, Chank Fonts, Klim Type Foundry, Jukebox Type, Bitstream, and Atipo. Check ’em out:

Find New Fonts with Fontspiration: Typography to Inspire You
Foundry: Bitstream
Fonts: Zapf Humanist Regular, Italic, Ultra, Ultra Italic
Artist: Blue Collar Agency
Inspiration: In remembrance of World Trade Center 911 Disaster

Find New Fonts with Fontspiration: Typography to Inspire You

Foundry: Chank Fonts
Font: Chauncy Pro Bold
Artist: Blue Collar Agency
Inspiration: National Hot Dog Day on July 23rd

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