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Superb Helvetica Inspired Wallpapers

Helvetica was developed in 1957 by Max Miedinger with Eduard Hoffmann at the Haas’sche Schriftgiesserei of Münchenstein, Switzerland. Haas set out to design a new sans-serif typeface that could compete with the successful Akzidenz-Grotesk in the Swiss market. Originally called Neue Haas Grotesk, its design was based on Schelter-Grotesk and Haas’ Normal Grotesk. The aim of the new design was to create a neutral typeface that had great clarity, no intrinsic meaning in its form, and could be used on a wide variety of signage.

Today, Helvetica is among the most widely used sans-serif typefaces. It is a popular choice for commercial wordmarks, including those for 3M, American Airlines, American Apparel, BMW, Jeep, JCPenney, Lufthansa, Microsoft, Mitsubishi Electric, Orange, Target, Toyota, Panasonic, Motorola, Kawasaki and Verizon Wireless. Apple Inc. has used Helvetica widely in Mac OS X (as default font for sans-serif/Swiss generic font family), iOS (previously iPhone OS), and the iPod. The iPhone 4 uses Neue Helvetica. Helvetica was rated number one on FontShop Germany’s list “Best Fonts of All Time”

Yes…we love Helvetica very much. Once I was thinking on getting a tattoo, and guess what font I wanted to use?  To show our admiration, we collected some of the best Helvetica wallpapers.



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