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Helvetica in the UK

Discussion in 'Font Forum:' started by natse7en, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. natse7en

    natse7en New Member

    I have been searching for some applications of Helvetica in the UK.

    I wonder if London's Underground is in? If not, anyone has any idea what could be an example?
  2. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member

    Not wanting to state the obvious or anything but you really should get to know what Helvetica looks like before trying to spot examples.

    The London Underground type is a bespoke font called New Johnston.

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    Got to agree with Dave here. I presume you're in at college or university? If so, it's at this stage you should start learning fonts/typefaces. You'll need this knowledge forever.

    Whenever you give presentations on anything you've designed, always state the fonts and typefaces used. It'll help big time. Obviously you choose fonts for particular reasons, so it only makes sense to tell people what you've used and why.

    On a side note, here's a great movie about the Helvetica font, take a look.

    Helvetica (2007) - - Stagevu: Your View
  4. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    Some litter bins use it.

    There's some examples of it in London/UK in the Helvetica documentary.
  5. Rapidrat

    Rapidrat Member

    Watch the video! Agreed! I watched it at uni and it's really quite insightful. Makes you realise how overused it is ;)
  6. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Fire safety signs use it a lot.

    If you do a Google search for 'companies that use Helvetica' or 'Helvetica logos' you're sure to come up with at least a million results.
  7. daytona

    daytona Member

    I love the film. One of my favourite designy docs.
  8. sthomas

    sthomas Member

    You could walk down any high street and see hundreds of uses of Helvetica - print out some examples of different weights of Helvetica and see if you can spot 10 in 10 mins

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a challenge. :icon_thumbup:

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