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Helvetica™ Ultra Compressed

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This may show a subset of the character set for this typeface.

Format:

This font is PostScript® Type 1
(Windows or Macintosh Platforms)

Languages:

ISO-Adobe

Embedding:

Preview & Print

End User License:

5 computers

Typeface notes:

Helvetica is one of the most popular typefaces of all time. It was designed by Max Miedinger in 1957 for the Haas foundry of Switzerland (the name is derived from Helvetia, the Latin name for Switzerland). The design is based on the grotesques of the late nineteenth century, but new refinements put it in the sans serif sub-category of neo-grotesque. Shortly after its introduction, the Stempel foundry purchased the original Helvetica typeface and developed a full series of weights. In the 1960s Helvetica came to the United States, where alignment standards differed; Mergenthaler Linotype copied the Stempel series and then added several new versions of the design. Helvetica is an all-purpose type design that can deliver practically any message clearly and efficiently. The condensed and compressed Helvetica designs are excellent for display applications such as newspaper or newsletter headlines, billboards, and advertising.

Designer:

Max Miedinger

Classifications:

Sans Serif

Legal notices:

Helvetica is a trademark of Linotype Corp. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain other jurisdictions in the name of Linotype Corp. or its licensee Linotype GmbH.

Postscript File Name:

Helvetica-UltraCompressed

MAC Menu Name:

Helvetica UltraCompressed

Windows/PC Menu Name:

Helvetica UltraCompressed 

Need an old format of these fonts? Click below to purchase the deprecated PostScript Type 1 version:

Fractions 1
Helvetica Compressed
Helvetica Condensed
Helvetica Light + Black
Type Basics



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