Typography/Lettering January 28, 2015
O, Cursed Helvetica!
Some people think Helvetica is the perfect font. Bruno Maag fervently disagrees.
It’s the most loved font in the design world. It’s the most hated font in the design world.
Bruno Maag is clearly in Camp B.
In their final video for ADC Typography Month, type enthusiasts Stewart Devlin — Chief Creative Officer of Red Peak Group — and Bruno Maag, legendary Swiss type designer and owner of Dalton Maag Ltd. talk about Helvetica. Bruno is notorious for fuming against this ubiquitous font, and we asked him to defend his position on camera.
“Helvetica is a lazy choice… if you’re a thinking designer, you’re not going to choose Helvetica” — Bruno Maag
Visit the ADC Blog all this month for a deeper look into the world of typography and lettering.
Tags: Bruno Maag, Stewart Devlin