12 comments

  • Hamish TaplinHamish Taplin, over 3 years ago

    Nope. Helvetica is a brand in itself. It's a cultural icon with the weight of Swiss design history behind it. IBM's corporate typeface isn't going to be able to soak up that kind of narrative in the way Helvetica has over the decades it's been around.

    14 points
  • Account deleted over 3 years ago

    Topple? Why would even a typedesigner would even consider 'toppling' another font. I wish I had that much bloated ego as well.

    8 points
  • Andrew C, over 3 years ago

    loool "IBM Plex" <- Like I want your corporate ad in my font list. This project didn't even start off on the right foot.

    1 point
    • Nick NobleNick Noble, over 3 years ago

      Like say FF DIN? Or maybe Adobe Caslon? What about ITC Souvenir?

      If you don't like corporations in the names of your typefaces, you're missing out on some great ones.

      8 points
  • Peiran TanPeiran Tan, over 3 years ago

    Am seriously disappointed in how this once-hyped TYPE mag has quickly become

    1 point
  • George Bartz, over 3 years ago

    I doubt it will topple Helvetica. They are two different typefaces with distinct styles. And as someone else referenced, Helvetica has it's own brand and history that will never be replaced.

    Side note: I'm working on a project and noticed that Plex Sans and Open Sans have similar characteristics. If Open Sans and Ubuntu had a baby it would be Plex Sans.

    1 point
  • Nick NobleNick Noble, over 3 years ago

    Honestly San Francisco could, if they'd open it up (yeah, right), and Noto is the more likely bet.

    0 points
  • Nick FNick F, over 3 years ago

    Great article, I loved the depth it went into. But as others have commented, "topple" isn't a word I'd use for a new typeface.

    0 points
  • Frederick AndersenFrederick Andersen, over 3 years ago

    Absolutely. It's sophisticated and all-around beautiful. We've already utilized the typeface on a client project.

    0 points