I’ve known about the lore of Helvetica for a long time, and it’s obviously overused and overdone, but you can’t ignore the fact that Helvetica changed graphic design. Helvetica was one of the only fonts I could pick out before I took this course, and you can see how it’s extremely overused. I know for a fact I would never use Helvetica for a major logo or company name. I used Helvetica for my web design project, because it’s easy on the eyes and works well for the web. In the documentary I loved how all of these “experts” couldn’t exactly explain why Helvetica was so amazing, it’s like there is no explanation. But you need to respect what Helvetica did for the typography and graphic design world.

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