Font family: Helvetica Now Text
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Font version: Version 1.001, build 8, s3
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Characters: 543
Number of glyphs: 815
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Copyright notice: Copyright © 2019 Monotype Imaging Inc. All rights reserved.
Font family: Helvetica Now Text Black
Font Subfamily name: Regular
Unique font identifier: Monotype Imaging Inc.:HelveticaNowText Black:2019
Full font name: Helvetica Now Text Black
Version string: Version 1.001, build 8, s3
Postscript name: HelveticaNowText-Black
Trademark: Helvetica is a trademark of Monotype Imaging Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain other jurisdictions.
Manufacturer Name: Monotype Imaging Inc.
Designer: Max Miedinger, Charles Nix, Monotype Studio, Jan Hendrik Weber
Description: Every single glyph of Helvetica has been redrawn and redesigned for this expansive new edition – which preserves the typeface's Swiss mantra of clarity, simplicity and neutrality, while updating it for the demands of contemporary design and branding. Helvetica Now comprises 48 fonts, consisting of three distinct optical sizes: Micro, Text and Display. Each one has been carefully tailored to the demands of its size. The larger Display versions are drawn to show off the subtlety of Helvetica and spaced with headlines in mind, while the Text sizes focus on legibility, using robust strokes and comfortably loose spaces. The Micro sizes address an issue Helvetica has long faced – that of being 'micro type challenged'. In the past, the typeface struggled to be legible at tiny sizes because of its compactness and closed apertures. Helvetica Now's Micro designs are simplified and exaggerated to maintain the impression of Helvetica in tiny type, and their spacing is loose, providing remarkable legibility at microscopic sizes and in low-res environments. There's also an extensive set of alternates, which allow designers the opportunity to experiment with and adapt Helvetica's tone of voice. This includes a hooked version of the lowercase l (addressing a common complaint that the capital I and lowercase l are indistinguishable) as well as a rounded G, and a straight-legged R, a single storey a and a lowercase u without a trailing serif. In the past, designers had to nudge, trim and contort the design to create stylish display-type lockups with Helvetica. Helvetica Now Display was designed and spaced with those modifications in mind—saving effort and providing more consistent (and more stylish) results. “Helvetica is the gold standard,” says Monotype Type Director Charles Nix. “To use it is to claim that you are the ultimate expression of whatever your brand aspires to be. Its blankness is its power.” Project Originators: Otmar Hoefer, Jörg Schweinsberg, Jürgen Siebert, Erik Spiekermann Designers: Jim Ford, Steve Matteson, Charles Nix, Tom Rickner, Alexander Roth, Juan Villanueva, Jan Hendrik Weber, Terrance Weinzierl Production Team: Thomas Caldwell, Deb Gonet, Mary Hanson, Henning Krause, Karl Leuthold, Olli Meier, Marianna Paszkowska, Inka Strotmann, Roger Waindle, Sue Waksmonski Marketing Team: Amy Aylward, Melissa Centrella, Bill Davis, Ana De Jesus, James Fooks-Bale, Nicole Hastings, Bernhard Hofmacher, Katie Hogan, James Minior, Rebecca Price, Bernhard Prüger, Andy Rodger, Alexandra Schwarzwald, Aisra Shervani, Carl Unger, Gretchen Walker
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Typographic Family name: Helvetica Now Text
Typographic Subfamily name: Black
Pixel unit: 1000
Vertical minimum: -366
Vertical maximum: 1109
Horizontal minimum: -329
Horizontal maximum: 1679
Mac Style: 0
Minimum readable pixel size: 3
Font direction: 2
Ascending part: 1110
Descending part: -360
Line spacing: 0
Maximum step width: 1739
Minimum left side beraring: -329
Minimum right side beraring: -366
Non component maximum points 0
Non component maximum contours 0
Word weight type: 900
Word width type: 5
Size of superscript horizontal font : 650
Size of superscript vertical font 600
Superscript horizontal deviation 0
Superscript vertical deviation 75
Size of subscript level font: 650
Size of subscript vertical 600
Subscript horizontal offset: 0
Subscript vertical offset: 350
Delete line size: 50
Delete line position: 320
Font selection identifier: 256
Typography ascending: 875
Typography descending -125
Typography spacing: 200
Ascending part: 1110
Descending part: 360
Bevel: 0
Underline position: -75
Underline thickness: 50