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Helvetica, The Iconic Font Both Loved And Loathed, Gets Its 1st Redesign In 36 Years

The updated font even has a new name: "Helvetica Now." But like many changes, some people are skeptical.
Helvetica is celebrated and loathed for its ubiquity. Now, the 62-year-old font is getting a face lift for the digital age. Source: Jim Davis

It's been used by brands such as American Airlines, Panasonic and Toyota. It's all over the signage in the New York City subway system. Even Google, Apple and Netflix used it for a time.

Helvetica is ubiquitous around the world, but

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