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Type Study - Neue Helvetica by newklear Type Study - Neue Helvetica by newklear
Purpose: So, seeings I'm more than a little bit rusty... and been on a design kick lately, I felt like it was about time I challenged myself to do something new to bring my skills back up to par. This is the first of those challenges.

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Background: Basically, the idea was to create an informational poster for a typeface using a limited range of colours (there's three here, simply because I couldn't get the Pantone mix I wanted) and only typographical elements. In this case, I opted to use the following characters to form the basis of the background: m, a, R, {, all in 55 Roman weight (excepting the m, which was in 75 Bold to allow more room). Also, I made sure to only use variants of Neue Helvetica (55 Roman [+ Italic], 57 Roman Condensed, 65 Medium, and 75 Bold). Body copy is taken directly from the aforementioned website.

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Job spec: 3 Colour Pantone spot, 30"x40" @ 300dpi for gloss stock

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Others in the series: Type Study - Comic Sans MS, Type Study - AdobeGaramondPro
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:iconlewisabdy:
LewisAbdy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
good job :D
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:iconidaciturk:
idaciturk Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
good artwork
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:iconxenigamix:
xenigamix Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
I really like your poster. Very well done.
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:iconmuiz314:
muiz314 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Nice Designing.
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:iconscholarwarrior-lad:
scholarwarrior-lad Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Ben, can you explain to me what a type study is?
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:iconnewklear:
newklear Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
A study of type :)
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:iconscholarwarrior-lad:
scholarwarrior-lad Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah. Like fonts and letters and such :slow::confused:.
:thanks:
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:iconbonesaskwho:
bonesaskwho Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Student Interface Designer
love it :)
im creating Helvetica pieces for college work, any tips to suggest??
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:iconnewklear:
newklear Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Be as organic as possible. As this series progressed I found I was trying to emulate this particular piece and it lost the magic I had originally. Don't force it and it'll work out a lot better for you.
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:iconanrad:
anrad Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
very nice
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:iconroma2010:
Roma2010 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Nice typo
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:iconparkerco:
parkerco Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
I need Helvetica Neue lite... I need it. That font is PERFECT. It's got a late 90s modern feel for me. I have no idea how to get this font, however ;_;
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:iconazin6120:
azin6120 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
I LOVE IT!!!
GREAT WORK :D
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:iconrichardtherough:
RichardTheRough Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Very elegant compodition, like it a lot. Good job mate.
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:iconrichardtherough:
RichardTheRough Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Featured here [link]
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:icondigitaldelightuk:
digitaldelightuk Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010   Interface Designer
<3 Helvetica
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:iconxfrankthetank21x:
xfrankthetank21x Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
EFING BEAUTIFUL
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:iconbrokenlizard2:
brokenlizard2 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
i dig this; i'm definitely going to purchase a print
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:iconlydia-distracted:
Lydia-distracted Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010   General Artist
Great work.
This piece has been added to the favorites of :iconawesome-fonts: :)
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:iconistiko:
Istiko Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Wow.. this is great! I love the way you arange the type into layout.
Awsome :D
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:iconzeebeee:
zeebeee Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
This is really beautiful. I love the colors!
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:iconrobotcheetah:
robotcheetah Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Nice!
Helvetica owns
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:iconandigondi:
andigondi Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing... great job bravo
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:iconsinapsys1:
sinapsys1 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Student Interface Designer
maravilloso!!!!
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:iconvastudio:
vastudio Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:wow: this is very awesome men... :+fav: :headbang:
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:icondnr-why:
dnr-why Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
wow..wow

i love it....
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:icon025061:
025061 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
Terrific! :)
I think Helevetica (Neue) is the best Sans font ever. I love using it everywhere.
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:iconcircathomas05:
circathomas05 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
a beautiful design for a gorgeous typeface! Awesome!
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:iconliquidchild101:
liquidchild101 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009   Interface Designer
love this man, the use of typo is great,

im starting uni next year and i hope that i can get to a level as high as yours
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:iconnewklear:
newklear Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
:thanks: I wouldn't praise it that highly, but it definitely is a work I'm proud of. Just keep pushing yourself to think outside of your box and develop new and interesting ways to display information.
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:iconi-am--sam:
i-am--sam Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
I love the colours you have used in this.
The shapes are great!
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:iconasukazone:
AsuKaZone Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
it's cool..
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:iconhamidmughal:
hamidmughal Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
very nice typography :juggle:
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:iconvorad0r:
vorad0r Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
Pretty cool job!

Reminds me alot of [link]

Oops :P
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:iconnewklear:
newklear Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
To be fair, it's not exactly a new concept... we used to have to do them in class all the time as exercises to keep our type skills sharp.
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:iconsolo-designer:
solo-designer Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
very good design
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:iconselbsttatig:
selbsttatig Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
This is really, really nice. Hope I can do stuff this good in the future.
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:iconbrontosaurus:
brontosaurus Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Student
Good old helvetica! I just did a typography assignment where I had to do 140 different layouts using only helvetica! You certainly get to know it well after that.

Great work - I love the overprinting!
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:iconnewklear:
newklear Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
The thing about old favourites like Helvetica is you learn to love each little detail every time you use it for something different. Like the teardrop bowl on the a, which is why it features so prominently here.
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:iconjansta:
jansta Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
where can i get this font?
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:iconnewklear:
newklear Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
On the linotype website linked in the description.
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:iconmiatosakura-chan:
MiatoSakura-chan Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
Really nice! Helvetica is a really nice font, elegant but not too serious... *favs*
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:iconspicone:
spicone Featured By Owner May 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Featured via news [link] :)
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:iconhectorbambino:
hectorbambino Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
wow i looove your design.
Its wonderful
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:iconthinkbliss:
thinkbliss Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
very cool! the color choices work perfectly
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:iconmrbadger:
MrBadger Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
This is an incredible design. The color mix is is perfect to me and the bold lowercase m in white is perfect. It immediately catches my attention.

There are a few negative spaces that bug me such as the bright cyan space directly below the H in Helvetica and the sliver of black at the top.

Other than that this is a very clean design and definitely makes an impact to me.
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:iconnewklear:
newklear Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
I agree about the negative space issue, but it's something I unfortunately couldn't rectify using characters with no adjustments made to them. I had to sacrifice some small spots for an overall harmony :( Thanks for the heads up though.
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:icondrunksofa:
drunksofa Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
I ♥ !!
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:icontehmiminator:
tehmiminator Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We are doing a project similiar to this in our design class :D This is very inspirational!
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:iconborapalas:
borapalas Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
I just watched Helvetica documentary DVD =) this is pretty awesome, by the way. good color choice.
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