Helvetica Neuemerals

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CONTRIBUTION

Visual Design

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TOOLS

Adobe Illustrator

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TEAM

Individual Project

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DATE

July
2020
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Helvetica Neuemerals is made with the numbers from the Helvetica typeface.

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Overview

This self-initiated project was a spontaneous design spree where I make the latin alphabet out of Helvetica number characters.

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Restrictions

I cannot resize the original numbers.

I can cut, rotate and reflect the numbers.

Focus on creating lowercase characters.

No descenders.

Let the numbers' spirit shine through the characters.

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Main Goal

Let the numbers' spirit shine through the characters.

My goal was to not modify the characters to the point where numbers cannot be recognized. This led to difficulty defining a consistent grid since I did not want to modify the numbers too much. The new Neuemerals characters followed the horizontal grid of the original Helvetica character grid. I cut the numbers up and used them like puzzle pieces for each letter, doing this allowed for many different variation of each letter, but in the end I decided to go with the simplest option possible to let the numbers shine.

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