The Easel

“Allowing a modern audience to see Helvetica for the first time”: Charles Nix talks us through the newly released Helvetica Now

Helvetica, “the neutral voice of mid-century modernism”, has been updated. You may care – it is the world’s most used typeface [see The Easel website – Ed]. Previous versions intended for digital applications have struggled, especially on small smartphone screens. Says the lead designer “Having it suddenly be incredibly legible at 3pt is one of those moments where the skies open up and the angels sing.”