Helvetica is a beautiful and ubiquitous font with a cult that is compelling. The typerface is actually inspired from a mesmerizing and block buster movie, Gary Hustwit’s Helvetica, which portrays the streets of the world. The font Helvetica is also something like that of a breath of fresh air and something that is universal.
The font was first introduced in 1957 by Eduard Hoffmann as Neue Haas Grotesk, and was first implemented for the Haas foundry in Münchenstein by Max Miedinger. The name was later transformed to Helvetica in 1960 inspired by the Latin name for Switzerland, Helvetia. Further to that, it became popular starting with the licensed font of several known foundries and nearing the edge of the corporate world.
Today, the Helvetica font is a worldwide renowned font with its own distinctive feature, appeal and feel.