30+ minimalistic wallpapers inspired by Helvetica

Typography is said to be the backbone of web design, but we all know it’s also an art by itself. And as designers, we are obsessed with typography. Whether it is to enhance the looks of a website or to express ideas, typography is always there to make sure, you are on the right path.

At this very moment, in boardrooms across the globe, designers are leafing through sheet after sheet of typefaces. There are thousands of choices, but many of these movers and shakers don’t worry a lot before opting for Helvetica. Today’s world is surrounded by advertisements and corporate communications, many in typefaces chosen to aptly complement the message.

The typeface, inspired by the 1896 font Akzidenz Grotesk, was designed by Max Miedinger in 1957 along with Eduard Hoffmann for the Haas Type Foundry, in Muenchenstein, Switzerland. Little did they know that their typeface would one day become a masterpiece in the design world, inspiring many brands and designers and to change the world of typography as we experience it today.

“It’s durable. It comes from natural design forms. It doesn’t have an expression of fashion. It has very clear lines and characters, it looks like a very serious typeface,” says Frank Wildenberg, managing director of Linotype, the German firm that owns the font.

The elegance with which it fondles around in the design world is simply sublime and most importantly, its neutrality is a platform for a daring design. The typeface’s dominance over the past half-century, cemented by the release of Neue Helvetica in the 1980s, has now inspired a documentary, Helvetica. It has been proven beyond doubt that Helvetica is among the most widely used sans-serif typefaces. It is a popular choice for corporate honchos, including those for 3M, American Airlines, AT&T, BMW, Lufthansa, Microsoft, Orange, Toyota, Panasonic and Motorola. Apple Inc. has used Helvetica widely in Mac OS X, the iPhone OS, and the iPod. Helvetica is widely used by the U.S. government and NASA uses the type on the Space Shuttle orbiter. Helvetica is also used in the United States television rating system. New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) uses Helvetica for many of its subway signs. Helvetica was rated number one on FontShop  Germany’s list “Best Fonts of All Time”

In this article, I have collected a few minimalistic wallpapers which were created as a tribute to the inspiration provided by Helvetica. I wanted to showcase many artworks which were inspired by the typeface, but i shall do that in the coming articles. Until then, you can download these and embellish your desktops.

And, this one is from my Deviant Art Gallery. I tried to keep it as minimalistic as possible but trying to focus on the message, ergo the bokeh effect. Hope you guys like it :)

Well, those are the best set of wallpapers I could find on the web. So, what do you think is more eye-catching in the design world of today? Which is your favorite type of design trend? Is it the minimalistic approach, retro style or any other? Feel free to share them with us. Thank you

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49 Responses to “30+ minimalistic wallpapers inspired by Helvetica”
  1. Very nice collection. People really have so much love for this font :)
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  2. Hermitbiker says:

    …. 30+ minimalistic wallpapers inspired by the most enduring font of all time…. “Helvetica” !! Great post by the author…. “Richie” and showcased here !!

  3. Nice collection Rich. I’m a big fan of helvetica font :)

    maybe you could add this one to your collection:
    http://webexpedition18.com/work/free-wallpaper-i-love-typography/
    .-= Nikola Lazarevic´s last blog ..Free Templates For Under Construction Pages =-.

  4. Ben Rama says:

    good font good article , I saw that film Helvetica last year have any of you seen it ? quite informative.

    ben
    .-= Ben Rama´s last blog ..Sven Sauer’s Stunning Art Which Deserves Your Attention =-.

    • Richie says:

      I am going to see it in a day or two, Ben. I hear, it is really good for typography lovers. I can’t wait to watch the movie. Maybe, I will write a review article on it as well :D

  5. Imon says:

    Fantastic post Rich!
    These have given me some great ideas ;)

  6. jeprie says:

    I’m suck at typography, so i’ll stick with helvetica cause its the simplest, and safest font ever. What i’ve heard, helvetica still the most popular font in history.
    .-= jeprie´s last blog ..How to Draw A Realistic Eksternal Hard Disc =-.

  7. Dzinepress says:

    really beautiful inspirations of helvetica font family.
    .-= Dzinepress´s last blog ..40 Ultimate Useful Mind Mapping Tools =-.

  8. Lam Nguyen says:

    Cool, very cool for inspiration!
    .-= Lam Nguyen´s last blog ..Top Worthwhile Tutorials of the Week – #4 =-.

  9. Laurent says:

    For all of us Helvetica fans, this is one of the best collection around.
    Thanks
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  10. Helvetica is such a great font. Thanks for the post – some really creative designs.
    .-= Attitude Design | Graphic Design Portfolio´s last blog ..Attitude Twitter update for the week (2010-03-26) =-.

  11. Hillary H. says:

    These are so pretty! I love helvetica and you can never go wrong with using it!

  12. dapas says:

    Great collection & Inspiring , nice works…

  13. arisu says:

    20
    10
    so beautiful

  14. john10 says:

    30+ minimalistic wallpapers inspired by the most enduring font of all time…. “Helvetica” !! Great post by the author…. “Richie” and showcased here

  15. These are really nice wall papers. Typography can make some really cool designs. Thanks for sharing.

  16. iDesignow says:

    These are really awesome wallpapers with great typography. I love Helvetica, thanks for sharing !

  17. Logoglo says:

    Nice!! some excellent designs here, and yeah Helvetica is deffo my fave font! haha love it!

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