What’s New in Fonts?


Today, the 109-year old company is freeing itself from the cold, modernist cliché and replacing Helvetica with a new corporate typeface called IBM Plex. A font update may seem like a small matter to outsiders, but the creation of IBM Plex—its first ever “bespoke” font—is a major milestone in IBM’s storied design legacy and will have ramifications throughout the company and its products. The typeface will be used in its software, websites, signage, PowerPoint presentations, business forms, and marketing initiatives. IBM Plex will be available in 110 languages, in serif and sans serif versions, and in eight weights. IBM has freed itself from the tyranny of Helvetica Yahoo! Finance, Nov. 10, 2017, by Anne Quito.

The IBM Plex font is available for free HERE. Often the capital R, S, and/or T can help distinguish one font from another. The last font example above is BF Tiny Hand. This font was created by Mark Davis at the request of BuzzFeed News (Tiny Hand Will Be Your New Comic Sans). The font is based on the handwriting of D. Trump (aka The Twit).