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Has anyone used Helvetica Font? #4518732
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As the title suggests? Has anyone used Helvetica font and have heard about and can identify it as well? smile

Thanks for the help.


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Re: Has anyone used Helvetica Font? [Re: maverickfhs] #4518740
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I love Helvetica. It's my muse right now. A closely related font, in the same neo-grotesk fashion of Helvetica is Univers. GE used it as their corporate typeface for decades. You'll see it on older GE stuff. Here's what it looks like


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Originally Posted By: L_Sludger
I love Helvetica. It's my muse right now. A closely related font, in the same neo-grotesk fashion of Helvetica is Univers. GE used it as their corporate typeface for decades. You'll see it on older GE stuff. Here's what it looks like


Thanks. So can you identify it based on certain letters? Is there an app which can tell about font size based on dimensions of a already present sample?


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Re: Has anyone used Helvetica Font? [Re: maverickfhs] #4518749
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Originally Posted By: maverickfhs
Originally Posted By: L_Sludger
I love Helvetica. It's my muse right now. A closely related font, in the same neo-grotesk fashion of Helvetica is Univers. GE used it as their corporate typeface for decades. You'll see it on older GE stuff. Here's what it looks like


Thanks. So can you identify it based on certain letters? Is there an app which can tell about font size based on dimensions of a already present sample?

Helvetica stands out like Denise Milani when you have an eye thats trained to recognize it.

I have no idea on the font sizing question. Font size is largely a matter of scaling when you're talking about extrapolating it from existing material. Some mathematical knowledge is needed for the calculations.

Side note: I love the quotation in your signature. Just some positive feedback for you! I think I agonized over precisely which struts I wanted to install in my Avalon for a solid month, for hours at a time.


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Re: Has anyone used Helvetica Font? [Re: L_Sludger] #4518750
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Originally Posted By: L_Sludger
Originally Posted By: maverickfhs
Originally Posted By: L_Sludger
I love Helvetica. It's my muse right now. A closely related font, in the same neo-grotesk fashion of Helvetica is Univers. GE used it as their corporate typeface for decades. You'll see it on older GE stuff. Here's what it looks like


Thanks. So can you identify it based on certain letters? Is there an app which can tell about font size based on dimensions of a already present sample?

Helvetica stands out like Denise Milani when you have an eye thats trained to recognize it.

I have no idea on the font sizing question. Font size is largely a matter of scaling when you're talking about extrapolating it from existing material. Some mathematical knowledge is needed for the calculations.

Side note: I love the quotation in your signature. Just some positive feedback for you! I think I agonized over precisely which struts I wanted to install in my Avalon for a solid month, for hours at a time.


Thanks again. Do you think this 'Yamaha' is a Helvetica font? http://www.ebay.com/itm/00-01-Yamaha-YZF...725.m3641.l6368

Just being creative and trying to experiment something.


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Re: Has anyone used Helvetica Font? [Re: maverickfhs] #4518756
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Its a grotesque Helvetica variant for sure. You can try Helvetica Condensed Black or Helvetica Bold Condensed to approximate it.
Here's another quick resource: http://fontslogo.com/yamaha-logo-font/


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Believe it or not, I did look at the link above.

So Helvetica Bold will be it, right?


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Re: Has anyone used Helvetica Font? [Re: L_Sludger] #4518800
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Originally Posted By: L_Sludger

Helvetica stands out like Denise Milani when you have an eye thats trained to recognize it.


LMAO!! crackmeup I'm stealing this one.. hope that's okay, but I love this reference. Now, if you'll excuse me, it's nostalgia time. Gonna hit up Google... for scientific purposes, of course.


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Re: Has anyone used Helvetica Font? [Re: maverickfhs] #4518882
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Originally Posted By: maverickfhs
Believe it or not, I did look at the link above.

So Helvetica Bold will be it, right?

Give it a shot! Half the fun of fonting is trying out many different types, playing with kerning in Word, and scouring the web for free versions of paid fonts.


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Originally Posted By: L_Sludger
Originally Posted By: maverickfhs
Believe it or not, I did look at the link above.

So Helvetica Bold will be it, right?

Give it a shot! Half the fun of fonting is trying out many different types, playing with kerning in Word, and scouring the web for free versions of paid fonts.


Thanks, that's true and very true thumbsup

But I can just play with sizes, if I can have a general idea about the font, plus I don't have 'that' eye. Lol


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Re: Has anyone used Helvetica Font? [Re: maverickfhs] #4518920
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Deviating from Times New Roman is almost as bad as people at work who put pictures of themselves in their e-mail sigs.

I kid, I kid.

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Originally Posted By: oilpsi2high
Deviating from Times New Roman is almost as bad as people at work who put pictures of themselves in their e-mail sigs.

I kid, I kid.


HILARIOUS


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Re: Has anyone used Helvetica Font? [Re: maverickfhs] #4519210
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One of my favorites about font:

Re: Has anyone used Helvetica Font? [Re: maverickfhs] #4519234
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Back in the day at Lucent Tech, Bell Labs and AT&T, HELVETICA was the required font for all reports, ISO docs and process instructions. I think I like it better than ARIAL, but I'd have to read it with mine OLD eyes yet again and my word doesn't have it preinstalled.

I recall having to "buy" 3of9 barcode once in the past too.

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