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Neue Haas Unica

Neue Haas Unica

Neue Haas Unica

In the late 70s, Haas Type Foundry com­mis­sioned Team ’77 to cre­ate a new sans-serif that com­bined the great qual­i­ties of Hel­vetica, Univers and Akzi­denz Grotesk. They came up with Unica, which was released in 1980.

Work­ing from prints of Hel­vetica, Univers and Akzi­denz Grotesk, the trio iden­ti­fied, com­pared and eval­u­ated the finest of details, cre­at­ing a new-generation sans-serif that elim­i­nated the imper­fec­tions of its pre­de­ces­sors. “Unica was designed to be dif­fer­ent,” said André Gürtler; “sharper than Hel­vetica, warmer than Univers, cleaner than Akzidenz.”

Because of legal dis­putes, Unica has never been avail­able as a dig­i­tal type­face. Now it is.

Mono­type has just released Neue Haas Unica, a full dig­i­tal set designed by Toshi Oma­gari. It is also avail­able as a webfont.

Great to see clas­sic type­faces get­ting a fresh new life in the dig­i­tal age.

André Meca

André Meca

Some very nice work from André Meca. My favorite is this Lon­don Guide set in Akzi­denz Grotesk.

The Sans-Serif Shirt


From the minds that brought us the Huge Type Looks Sweet shirt, Sans-Serif is a new t-shirt fea­tur­ing all of our favorite sans type­faces. Me wants!