Alte Haas Grotesk alternatives / Trying to find its author

apankrat's picture

Looking for an alternative to Alte Haas Grotesk. More specifically, I'd like to find a subtly rounded variation of Helvetica that also has a webfont license.


AHG is a great looking font if you don't look at the actual curves, which look as if they were auto-vectorized from a scanned image. This unfortunately translates into outline artifacts when rasterized in the browsers, most notably the lowercase o -

I was thinking of actually of opening up the TTF and fixing the outlines, but I can't seem to find any way to contact the author, who is listed as "yann le coroller". There's a website mentioned in the TTFs, but it is missing in action. Does anyone know this person? Or perhaps, Yann, are on this forum by any chance?

JanekZ's picture

did you try the website ?

apankrat's picture

I saw the website, but I am not sure if it's the same person as his expertise field is different. Though AHG might've been an one-off project.

(edit) Emailed him, let's see how it goes.

apankrat's picture

And, so I got carte blanche from Yann :-)

apankrat's picture


Still looking for a slightly rounded relative of Helvetica. Any pointers or ideas will be much appreciated.

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