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

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InIn 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 in all).

To understand the context of this rehaul, we have to go back…

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