Bringing a Classic into the Digital Age with Helvetica Now

Optimized for screens and design flexibility, an old favorite gets a rehaul

Peter Urfer
May 9, 2019 · 6 min read
Photo: Marcin Wichary via Flickr

In April 2019, Monotype launched a complete rehaul of the classic Helvetica typeface. Named Helvetica Now, it comprises an impressive three optical sizes (Micro, Text, and Display), 48 font styles, and 815 glyphs (that’s 38,976 characters…