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Helvetica NOW: An exploration into living type


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Helvetica™ typeface, Linotype™ invites designers worldwide to take part in the Helvetica NOW poster contest.[link]

Type and typography play a key role in the realm of visual communication – today more than ever. In a world where one is constantly subject to written information (from the mobile phone to the shop next door), type has never been so present in our lives as it is today. Commercial enterprises, advertising, and our dependence on electronic devices have strongly influenced the ways in which typography defines our visual culture. Typography has literally stepped off the pages of the book and into the rush of today’s traffic. Of the thousands of typefaces present in our environment, very few have attained the spread and popularity that is known to Helvetica.

The beast that is Helvetica was created in 1957 by a Swiss graphic designer, Max Miedinger. Thus me using the term 'swiss made' in my poster.

Stock images used in the bottom right: Stock.xchg
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:iconsonicbeanz:
Sonicbeanz Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic layout
love it
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notfreelance Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008   Interface Designer
interesting take on plain ol' helvetica.
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Student Interface Designer
Thanks :D
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Birthstone Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
Vey cool..Like it alot :D
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner May 6, 2008  Student Interface Designer
Thanks
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your-urge Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning...
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Student Interface Designer
thanks :D
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amanda-xx Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
Wow, my eye kept getting pulled back to this piece.
It's so amazing... i've never seen anything like it.
:+fave: for sure!
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amanda-xx Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
:+fav:*
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Student Interface Designer
thanks :D
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:iconamond0:
amond0 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Student
this is great
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Student Interface Designer
thanks
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Aggiepuff Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
you have lots of skillz with design/typography. ^^ I hope to learn more about that in college :D I'm a visual communications major and I'll take my typography class next semester ^^
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007  Student Interface Designer
thanks. Have with your class :D
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007  Student Interface Designer
wops have *fun* with your class
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:iconcrazy-bree:
crazy-bree Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
kewl! ;]
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007  Student Interface Designer
thanks
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:iconhirere:
hirere Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007
This is pretty eye catching, good job on that :D
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007  Student Interface Designer
thanks. and for the fav
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:iconpupsgomoo:
pupsgomoo Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007
Very cool. Like the repetition. :) Looks like an advertisement.
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007  Student Interface Designer
yea well it's a poster sort of advertising helvetica i supose
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mrgraphicsguy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... awesome. Just awesome. And my favourite font.
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007  Student Interface Designer
yea helvetica is awesome, thanks :D
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:iconilustraio:
ilustraio Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
nice work!
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007  Student Interface Designer
thanks
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:iconvaniglia:
Vaniglia Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007  Student Writer
I like it :heart:
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007  Student Interface Designer
thanks
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:iconpsyfre:
psyfre Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007
ye, dude - really like this. the balance of the page is brilliant let alone the grungy textures.

awesome
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007  Student Interface Designer
thanks man :D
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:iconadrenn:
adrenn Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007
Love it :)
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007  Student Interface Designer
thanks :D
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LilSaraBeth Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
nice work!
Thanks for sharing. :D
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:iconmolefacenz:
MolefaceNZ Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007  Student Interface Designer
thanks np
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