Helvetica NOW Poster Contest

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You cast your votes, and the results are in! Throughout the summer of 2007, Linotype put out the call for posters created with the Helvetica typeface. Last year was the typeface’s 50th birthday, and we thought that this contest would be the most fitting birthday gift for a font! Hundreds of entries were submitted, and beginning in October, visitors to voted for their favorite designs.

Helvetica has helped shaped the landscape of twentieth century graphic design. But what was submitted? Are you curious about the winners? Now you can view them all! The top 30 are all on display right here.

We’ve created this page to feature the winning designs are their creators. We hope that you enjoy viewing these posters as much as we do. Perhaps one of these creations will inspire your work in the future? Bookmark this page and return to it every time you feel the need to experience the magic of Helvetica!

Honorary mentions:
Several posters showed great typographic know-how, wit, and a strong conceptual level. Unfortunately, these posters did not make it to the final list of winners and so Linotype would like to give them an honorary mention as encouragement for their work.

1st Place

Nina Hardwig, Germany

2nd Place

“hel()v(s)et(h)icA(s) or hell vs ethics”
Alexandre Rola, Portugal

3rd Place

Jamal Issawi, Lebanon

View them all – take a look at places 4 through 30 on the next page!