Rotesk

Typeface Created January 2016, last updated 22 January 2017 My own Helvetica with rounded dots!

Rotesk

More about Rotesk? Rotesk has its own website!

Web Specimen

Try it out!

A A A A A A

Rotesk Sample Text
(Click on the Text to write you own )
*(We do not endorse Target.com)

If you have a modern browser, you can see the webfont of this typeface in action! Manipulate the slider to set the text size, and use the dropdown menu to select a weight. You can also click on the text and write your own! If your browser does not support this technology, you can still go to the specimen tab for more downloadable samples of this typeface.

Sample Text

Colum Count:


Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Integer nec odio. Praesent libero. Sed cursus ante dapibus diam. Sed nisi. Nulla quis sem at nibh elementum imperdiet. Duis sagittis ipsum. Praesent mauris. Fusce nec tellus sed augue semper porta. Mauris massa. Vestibulum lacinia arcu eget nulla.


Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Curabitur sodales ligula in libero. Sed dignissim lacinia nunc. Curabitur tortor. Pellentesque nibh. Aenean quam. In scelerisque sem at dolor. Maecenas mattis. Sed convallis tristique sem. Proin ut ligula vel nunc egestas porttitor. Morbi lectus risus, iaculis vel, suscipit quis, luctus non, massa.


Fusce ac turpis quis ligula lacinia aliquet. Mauris ipsum. Nulla metus metus, ullamcorper vel, tincidunt sed, euismod in, nibh. Quisque volutpat condimentum velit. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Nam nec ante. Sed lacinia, urna non tincidunt mattis, tortor neque adipiscing diam, a cursus ipsum ante quis turpis. Nulla facilisi. Ut fringilla. Suspendisse potenti. Nunc feugiat mi a tellus consequat imperdiet.


Vestibulum sapien. Proin quam. Etiam ultrices. Suspendisse in justo eu magna luctus suscipit. Sed lectus. Integer euismod lacus luctus magna. Quisque cursus, metus vitae pharetra auctor, sem massa mattis sem, at interdum magna augue eget diam. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Morbi lacinia molestie dui. Praesent blandit dolor. Sed non quam. In vel mi sit amet augue congue elementum. Morbi in ipsum sit amet pede facilisis laoreet.


Donec lacus nunc, viverra nec, blandit vel, egestas et, augue. Vestibulum tincidunt malesuada tellus. Ut ultrices ultrices enim. Curabitur sit amet mauris. Morbi in dui quis est pulvinar ullamcorper. Nulla facilisi. Integer lacinia sollicitudin massa. Cras metus. Sed aliquet risus a tortor. Integer id quam. Morbi mi.


Quisque nisl felis, venenatis tristique, dignissim in, ultrices sit amet, augue. Proin sodales libero eget ante. Nulla quam. Aenean laoreet. Vestibulum nisi lectus, commodo ac, facilisis ac, ultricies eu, pede. Ut orci risus, accumsan porttitor, cursus quis, aliquet eget, justo. Sed pretium blandit orci. Ut eu diam at pede suscipit sodales. Aenean lectus elit, fermentum non, convallis id, sagittis at, neque. Nullam mauris orci, aliquet et, iaculis et, viverra vitae, ligula. Nulla ut felis in purus aliquam imperdiet. Maecenas aliquet mollis lectus.


Vivamus consectetuer risus et tortor. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Integer nec odio. Praesent libero. Sed cursus ante dapibus diam. Sed nisi. Nulla quis sem at nibh elementum imperdiet. Duis sagittis ipsum. Praesent mauris. Fusce nec tellus sed augue semper porta. Mauris massa. Vestibulum lacinia arcu eget nulla. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos.


Curabitur sodales ligula in libero. Sed dignissim lacinia nunc. Curabitur tortor. Pellentesque nibh. Aenean quam. In scelerisque sem at dolor. Maecenas mattis. Sed convallis tristique sem. Proin ut ligula vel nunc egestas porttitor. Morbi lectus risus, iaculis vel, suscipit quis, luctus non, massa. Fusce ac turpis quis ligula lacinia aliquet.

Character Set

!

!

"

"

#

#

$

$

%

%

&

&

'

'

(

(

)

)

*

*

+

+

,

,

-

-

.

.

/

/

0

0

1

1

2

2

3

3

4

4

5

5

6

6

7

7

8

8

9

9

:

:

&#59;

;

<

<

&#61;

=

&#62;

>

&#63;

?

&#64;

@

&#65;

A

&#66;

B

&#67;

C

&#68;

D

&#69;

E

&#70;

F

&#71;

G

&#72;

H

&#73;

I

&#74;

J

&#75;

K

&#76;

L

&#77;

M

&#78;

N

&#79;

O

&#80;

P

&#81;

Q

&#82;

R

&#83;

S

&#84;

T

&#85;

U

&#86;

V

&#87;

W

&#88;

X

&#89;

Y

&#90;

Z

&#91;

[

&#92;

\

&#93;

]

&#94;

^

&#95;

_

&#96;

`

&#97;

a

&#98;

b

&#99;

c

&#100;

d

&#101;

e

&#102;

f

&#103;

g

&#104;

h

&#105;

i

&#106;

j

&#107;

k

&#108;

l

&#109;

m

&#110;

n

&#111;

o

&#112;

p

&#113;

q

&#114;

r

&#115;

s

&#116;

t

&#117;

u

&#118;

v

&#119;

w

&#120;

x

&#121;

y

&#122;

z

&#123;

{

&#124;

|

&#125;

}

&#126;

~

&#161;

¡

&#162;

¢

&#163;

£

&#164;

¤

&#165;

¥

&#166;

¦

&#167;

§

&#168;

¨

&#169;

©

&#170;

ª

&#171;

«

&#172;

¬

&#174;

®

&#175;

¯

&#176;

°

&#177;

±

&#178;

²

&#179;

³

&#180;

´

&#182;

&#183;

·

&#184;

¸

&#185;

¹

&#186;

º

&#187;

»

&#188;

¼

&#189;

½

&#190;

¾

&#191;

¿

&#192;

À

&#193;

Á

&#194;

Â

&#195;

Ã

&#196;

Ä

&#197;

Å

&#198;

Æ

&#199;

Ç

&#200;

È

&#201;

É

&#202;

Ê

&#203;

Ë

&#204;

Ì

&#205;

Í

&#206;

Î

&#207;

Ï

&#208;

Ð

&#209;

Ñ

&#210;

Ò

&#211;

Ó

&#212;

Ô

&#213;

Õ

&#214;

Ö

&#215;

×

&#216;

Ø

&#217;

Ù

&#218;

Ú

&#219;

Û

&#220;

Ü

&#221;

Ý

&#222;

Þ

&#223;

ß

&#224;

à

&#225;

á

&#226;

â

&#227;

ã

&#228;

ä

&#229;

å

&#230;

æ

&#231;

ç

&#232;

è

&#233;

é

&#234;

ê

&#235;

ë

&#236;

ì

&#237;

í

&#238;

î

&#239;

ï

&#240;

ð

&#241;

ñ

&#242;

ò

&#243;

ó

&#244;

ô

&#245;

õ

&#246;

ö

&#247;

÷

&#248;

ø

&#249;

ù

&#250;

ú

&#251;

û

&#252;

ü

&#253;

ý

&#254;

þ

&#255;

ÿ

&#305;

ı

&#321;

Ł

&#322;

ł

&#338;

Œ

&#339;

œ

&#352;

Š

&#353;

š

&#372;

Ŵ

&#373;

ŵ

&#374;

Ŷ

&#375;

ŷ

&#376;

Ÿ

&#379;

Ż

&#380;

ż

&#381;

Ž

&#382;

ž

&#402;

ƒ

&#710;

ˆ

&#711;

ˇ

&#728;

˘

&#729;

˙

&#730;

˚

&#731;

˛

&#732;

˜

&#733;

˝

&#768;

̀

&#769;

́

&#770;

̂

&#771;

̃

&#775;

̇

&#776;

̈

&#778;

̊

&#807;

̧

&#821;

̵

&#824;

̸

&#916;

Δ

&#937;

Ω

&#956;

μ

&#960;

π

&#7808;

&#7809;

&#7810;

&#7811;

&#7812;

&#7813;

&#7922;

&#7923;

&#8211;

&#8212;

&#8216;

&#8217;

&#8218;

&#8220;

&#8221;

&#8222;

&#8224;

&#8225;

&#8226;

&#8230;

&#8240;

&#8249;

&#8250;

&#8260;

&#8364;

&#8482;

&#8706;

&#8719;

&#8721;

&#8722;

&#8730;

&#8734;

&#8747;

&#8776;

&#8800;

&#8804;

&#8805;

&#9674;

&#9724;

&#64257;

&#64258;

About:

Helvetica is anything but dead. Like any piece of living and breathing popular culture, it is always undergoing changes based on current styles and tastes.

Weights and alternate Lettershapes

What changed?

Everything. The entire Typeface has been redrawn based on countless different Versions of Helvetica, Akzidenz Grotesk and even Univers, to incorporate everything that I find beautiful, functional. And at the same time ditching everything I don't like. The rounded Dots are based on photographs and brochures of Target Helvetica. The letters and numbers are redrawn, made softer, rounder, friendlier - and on occasion - even more square. The lowercase a in Helvetica is missing the stem in the Bold weight. This always bothered me greatly. I redrew the shape pf the lowercase bold a to match that of the regular style. Interestingly, it was not until later that I realized Target Helvetica did the same thing. Finally, I spaced and kerned the entire typeface based on my own experiences and conventions, simplifying and unifying the process.

Some basic differences.

The rounded Dots are based on photographs and brochures of Target Helvetica. The letters and numbers are redrawn, made softer, rounder, friendlier - and on occasion- even more square. The lowercase a in Helvetica is missing the stem in the Bold weight. This always bothered me greatly. I redrew the shape pf the lowercase bold a to match that of the regular style. Finally, I spaced and kerned the entire typeface based on my own experiences and conventions, simplifying and unifying the process.

Change Log:

This section is an effort to both always keep the most up-to-date version of the typeface online, but also preserve the different states of the typeface as it is developing.


14. December 2016

Lowercase a:

Completely redrew the shape (again!), based on pictures taken of various German-sourced non-digital Helveticas found on old Sparkasse, Bundesbahn & Rhein-Ship Signage.

All weights of lowercase a have been drawn by hand, nothing is interpolated.

Added Oblique to Desktop Font, work in progress.

Brand new Alternates:

Brand new Alternates for Lowercase g and ß, borrowed in from Kambri. Also rearranged style sets.

Overview of the 1. January 2017 Changes to Rotesk

14. December 2016

Lowercase a:

Bold Weight: lengthened glyph to be more similar to the shape of Helvetica BQ or AG Book. Still balanced it against its longer tail. Counter is slightly bigger to address the smooth transition into the stem. But I did raise the point where the two melt together, to again give more of a BQ feel.

Overview of the 14. Decemeber 2016 Changes to Rotesk

13. December 2016

Lowercase a:

  1. Hairline Weight completely re-drawn.
  2. Regular Weight: adjusted shape of lower counter bar
  3. Bold Weight: straightened out stem-attachment (in departure from BQ-inspired version), made bottom curve thinner.
  4. Black Version: Moved counter up, rounded general shape

Lowercase t:

  1. slightly taller overall height across all weights

Lowercase e:

  1. several improvements to shape across all weights
Overview of the 13. Decemeber 2016 Changes to Rotesk