This time around we have a brief review on what may be the best typeface ever created, none other than… Helvetica. In the book Helvetica Forever : Story of a Typeface by Victor Malsy & Lars Müller. Published just last year, the book gives a very in depth history of the great typeface. Everything from early samples of the typeface from it’s trade show brochure release to historic finds like the original notes on the creation of the typeface from Hoffman’s original notebook.
Examples of prior use are featured in the book. I particularly liked this really basic notebook.
The book covers the history of the great typeface from it’s beginning with countless historical examples provided. It also has an entire section dedicated to comparing Helvetica to other sans serif typefaces. All in all, if you’re a font dork or a helvetica junkie (such as myself), this is a very interesting read which is definitely worth checking out.