With the Neue Haas Unica, Toshi Omagari has brought the past into the present. The designer, already well-known for Metro Nova, his successful redesign of the famous Metro, has worked on print fonts from the 1980s and became very interested in Haas Unica – a revision of Helvetica developed in 1980.
At the end of the 1970s, the Haas’sche Schriftgießerei commissioned a comparison of Max Miedinger’s Helvetica with other popular sans serif fonts. The result of this comparison was a number of adaptations. Haas Unica was the ultimate result. The name was formed from the popular predecessors, Helvetica and Univers.
Omagari was fascinated with the composition of Haas Unica and digitalized and expanded it.
He intensified the letter-spacing and made the letters a little narrower on the whole.
Now, the Neue Haas Unica Ultra Light, the first style, is available. Neue Haas Unica was designed in a total of ten weights, and will be available in Ultra Thin to Extra Black.