Font Helsinki

Font Helsinki. Type designer Ludwig Übele.
Font Helsinki. Type designer Ludwig Übele. Design date: 1998/2008

Übele’s only sans-serif to date, Helsinki’s suitability for longer text settings belies its origins in the realm of engineering — specifically, the engineers who created Finland’s road signs. That legacy in signage is most obvious in the two weights at the extreme ends of the spectrum (Hairline and Fat) which are both very effective headline faces, while it’s the middle weights that have received Übele’s expert attentions, ironing out the rough edges to create an even text page.

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