• Regular & Italic
  • Medium & Italic
  • Bold & Italic
  • Heavy & Italic
  • Black & Italic


Alt u, y, G and R

Grouse Rye

Alt a

a a

About Helveesti

About this typeface


When Dinamo was invited to teach a type class in Tallinn, Estonia during the winter months of 2014, Fabian found himself as he often does in a second hand book store, thumbing through a pile of vintage children’s books. One particular title caught his eye, featuring what appeared to be a Soviet-era clone of Helvetia. The typeface’s light traps—i.e. its spiked corners stemming outwards like mutated tails—were designed to help compensate for blurring during the phototypesetting era. The children’s book displays its entire alphabet at the back; all the better for learning the ABCs for some, but in our case, all the better for the task of digitization.


Design: Dinamo (Fabian Harb, Robert Janes, Johannes Breyer, Fabiola Mejía) with Andree Paat
Spacing and Kerning: Igino Marini
Production: Dinamo (Robert Janes)

Supported Languages

Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Bemba, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, French, Frisian, Friulian, Gaelic, Galician, German, Greenlandic, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Kinyarwanda, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Malay, Maltese, Montenegrin, Māori, Norwegian, Occitan, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Romansh, Inari Sami, Lule Sami, Northern Sami, Southern Sami, Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh and more

Character Overview

Helveesti In Use

Dinamo Helveesti 207212927 890936204839305 4780331151950773832 n
Dinamo Helveesti 245112223 909442349759360 1888884064336024562 n 1
Dinamo Helveesti 245149407 4830924700303582 4633610600631391676 n
Dinamo Helveesti 245308173 245450890872460 7920789959161023380 n

Sense Of Place. Design by Jannis Zell

Dinamo Helveesti Spikes 2 OFFOFFICE Maroto Web
Dinamo Helveesti Spikes 3 OFFOFFICE Maroto CI
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Dinamo Helveesti Spikes 6 OFFOFFICE Maroto CI
Dinamo Helveesti Spikes 7 OFFOFFICE Maroto CI v2
Dinamo Helveesti Spikes 5 OFFOFFICE Maroto CI
Dinamo Helveesti Spikes 4 OFFOFFICE Maroto CI

Bar Maroto. Design by OFF OFFICE (Johannes von Gross, Markus Lingemann, Leonie Seitz, Sophie Haslberger.) Coding: Marcel Diedrich

Dinamo Helveesti 245319883 1564779393861297 527233666702715301 n
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Dinamo Helveesti 245249248 854651708538294 4951040207312267833 n
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Karel Martens: Re-Production. Poster Design by Zhengzhong Pan

Helveesti 5
Helveesti 4
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Helveesti 2
Helveesti 3

Spark Journal Issue 4. Publication by Utkan Dora Öncül