Charles Nix Tells the Story of Helvetica Now.


Helvetica® is perhaps the best-known typeface of all time, inspiring designers across multiple generations and around the world. Recently, Monotype’s Studio team released Helvetica® Now, a reimagination available in three optical sizes - Micro, Text, and Display. Every character has been redrawn and refit; with a variety of useful alternatives added.

In this presentation, Charles Nix, Type Director at Monotype, shares how the project came about and discusses the specific updates that have been made to address the needs of a modern world.