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DRAWER's design Marmite. The Real Helvetica: A Designer Restores the Original Font - Steven Heller - Life. Helvetica wasn't always the cold, rational typeface it is today.

The Real Helvetica: A Designer Restores the Original Font - Steven Heller - Life

For the first time, someone is bringing back its beauty. In which camp are you? Those who cannot get enough Helvetica, the world's most famous sans serif font, or those who have had more than enough. One cannot be neutral about this neutral typeface. Christian Schwartz, a partner in the type foundry Commercial Type, is steadfastly an Helveticaphile and on June 7 his restoration of the original Helvetica, "Neue Haas Grotesque," will be released by Monotype Imaging.

Originally made for The Guardian in London, as part of its 2005 redesign, it was rejected but found new life in the redesign of Bloomberg Businessweek last year. "The biggest difference," Schwartz explains, "is that I made separate versions for text and display, which allowed each to do what they need to do in order to work best at their respective sizes without becoming clogged and spotty in texture at text sizes, or overly loose at larger sizes. " Idler Font Design on Typography Served. Idler is an all caps, modular display typeface meant to be used for big, bold lettering.

Idler Font Design on Typography Served

Idler's two "main" weights (Idler Detail and Idler Plain) can be used effectively as single colored layers on their own, but the typeface's true potential is realized when the user layers the "shaded" weights along with the main weights to create a colorful 3D shading effect. The Idler family contains six weights all together: Idler Detail, Idler Plain, Idler Inner, Idler Highlight, Idler Shadow, & Idler Solid. Pattern Filled Typography on Typography Served. Philippe Starck: the genius of all things. In the final episodes of Sex and the City - which some still consider a bible on all things trendy - Carrie Bradshaw was shown having lunch in a chic Parisian restaurant with a French woman.

Philippe Starck: the genius of all things

Ms Bradshaw loved the place. Her lunch date called it "hideous", with a level of disdain exclusive to the French, and pointed to the polycarbonate chairs. The chairs in question were the Louis Ghost armchairs by legendary French designer Philippe Starck. The 2002 polycarbonate reincarnation of the classic Louis VXI armchairs had the world divided -on screen and off. Just the way Starck likes it. "I like to open the doors to people's brains," he says of his work; work which strikes conversations, debates and sometimes criticism. By the age of 19, school-dropout Starck had established his first business in , making inflatable objects. In 1988, Starck was commissioned by famed nightclub impresario Ian Schrager, former co-owner of Studio 54, to refit the Royalton Hotel on 's . Déco & jolies choses. #wdfr.