The team of Monotype has introduced a new iteration of the legendary (probably, the most legendary) typeface — Helvetica Now. The font that has been treated both as universal and classy is now flexible and comprehensive as never before.
Helvetica Now comes available in three optical sizes: Micro, Text, and Display. Micro comes for small screens, Display is for signages, and Text is standard-sized. Each of these brings symbols drawn and spaced differently to eliminate the everlasting spacing problems of the typeface.
The designers have literally reinvented Helvetica by driving it with a variety of weights to fit the purpose of a creator. It’s true, Helvetica Now is not the first significant update of the typeface. But what attracts our special attention is the understanding of the modern design industry — and if earlier creatives had to adjust it themselves, this one already packs you with variations and a handful of useful alternates added.
With all the changes and renovations, Monotype has created a cure for the designers worldwide and made the legend different and unique in a different decor. Dramatical changes have come for endless creative possibilities. Has it ever been more user and creator-friendly?
To feel the new Helvetica better you should definitely play with it on Monotype — just look how beautiful its sophisticated simplicity is! Or you can get it into your design process right away since there is a free version available, Helvetica Now Display Black.