Helvetica extended family tree

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Sal Randazzo's picture
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Helvetica extended family tree
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Hello,

I am not a big fan of Helvetica since I think Haas Unica is a superior design, but I was wondering what you think the family tree for Helvetica would be... grand parents, parents, respectable offspring, and bastard relations (Arial..)... what type of personality would these family members have... temperament, etc.

Have a fun and safe holiday season.

Regards,

Sal Randazzo

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Segoe is the yuppie, corporate dastard, step-grandson of Helvetica. He looks good from a distance but has now been jaded and his intentions have been turned straight evil.

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Akzidenz Grotesk, Franklin Gothic and Basic Commercial are a few that come to mind.

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Basic Commercial is the name under which Linotype markets Akzidenz Grotesk.

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Also, I've always thought Segoe had more in common with Frutiger than with Helvetica.

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> Basic Commercial is the name under which Linotype markets Akzidenz Grotesk.

I already suspected something like that. Oh well, for completions' sake I guess it should still be on such a 'family tree' list.