MODERN GOTHIC – Isa Norhadi

 

Hoi Isa, how do you like Helvetica?
I personally love Helvetica as I feel that from an aesthetic point of view, it is a rather neutral and balanced font and I feel its usage can be rather versatile. It evokes a sense of simplicity with style.

What did you try to change on the original Helvetica with this hack?
I was really inspired by Gothic architecture which is prominent here in Europe in general as compared to my home country Singapore. I admired the style of the arches and windows which featured sharp angles with a mix of curves. With this Helvetica hack, I maintained most of the structure of the typeface but tweaked it to make the curves of each letter resemble more of the motifs and structures which can be found in Gothic architecture.