It’s no secret that Helvetica is the most popular font in the world of fonts, and that is only one of the many reasons that Iconic Orange chose it to be a part of our new brand. This 56-year-old font is full of fun facts and personality.

For example:

  1. Helvetica is a sans-serif font which means it has no feet on its letters. It also comes in a variety of weights making it applicable for basically any occasion.
  2. Viewers instantly relate to it because it is more similar to human hand-writing than a computer font.
  3. Helvetica can be used for many languages, including, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew and Korean.
  4. Helvetica was invented in 1957 by Eduard Hoffmann, who was the director of Haas Type Foundry in Switzerland.
  5. The font was originally named Neue Haas Grotesk but was changed to Helvetica, meaning Swiss, to make it easier to pronounce.
  6. Helvetica was originally used for the printing press but has made the transformation well into the digital world.
  7. “United States” is written in Helvetica on the side of NASA’s spaceships.
  8. Helvetica is the most popular font used to date, making appearances on street signs, some of the world’s most popular logos, and even your income tax forms.