Walter Haettenschweiler



Walter Haettenschweiler is a Swiss type designer, born in 1933 in Zug. He studied at Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich, and from 1957 onwards he ran a design studio in Zug.

Walter Haettenschweiler
Walter Haettenschweiler

Typefaces

Haettenschweiler Typeface

Today, he is most famous for the black headline typeface Haettenschweiler. The font is used by the French magazine Paris Match for headlines and by the British football club Nottingham Forest - slightly modified - in its logo. Microsoft used it for Microsoft Office. He is most famous for the black headline typeface Haettenschweiler (1954)---a renaming of schmalfette Grotesk by Photoscript in the photo font era---, which made it to the Microsoft library in 1995 as part of Microsoft Office. Haettenschweiler was used by Paris Match for headlines. The soccer team Nottingham Forest has a logo based on it as well.

Haettenschweiler was designed in 1954 by Walter Haettenschweiler and Armin Haab on the basis of the narrow bold Grotesk. The narrow bold Grotesk was originally used for the book Lettera. This new narrow but very bold typeface was subsequently imitated by many others and had a significant influence on typeface design. For example, a similar variant of Helvetica (typeface) was drawn, called Helvetica Inserat. Impact (font) also has a similar design approach. Photoscript designed other versions of the narrow-bodied Grotesk, which were distributed under the name Haettenschweiler in honour of Walter Haettenschweiler. The typeface subsequently became known worldwide under this name.

Typeface List

His typefaces, often published in the Lettera book series (Lettera2, 1961; Lettera3, 1968 and Lettera4, 1972) all printed by Teufen.

TypefaceYearFoundryCollaboration
Abschattierte
Africaine
Aleman con Adorno
Allshadow 1969
Alphabet Art Nouveau
Alphabets Capitale&Romain Penches en....
Alphabet Capitales de Fantasie
Alphabet Majeur d'Anglaise Rubannee
Alphabet de Broderies Armin Haab
Alphabet de L'Amour
Arnold Boecklin
Audrey Hepburn 1951
Bauhaus 1952
Beggarstaff 1961
Black'n white 1960 Armin Haab
Blues Armin Haab
Boris Vian Armin Haab
Box-Letter 1972
Breitfette Etienne 1960
Breitfette Unziale 1968 Armin Haab
Broad
Busride 1969
Calder 1952 Armin Haab
Carnaby 1967
Caron 1952
Chelsea Type 1967
Coal 1969
Cocteau 1951
Congo 1952
Disney 1952
Driving 1975 Armin Haab
Eckmann-Schrift
Edelgotisch-Initialen
Eleanora 1970
Ella forever Armin Haab
Ellington Armin Haab
End 1972
Expo 1967 Armin Haab
Für das Alter
Fancy Letter 1957
Fantail
Favorit
Flat Letter 1967 Beat Frick
Fraktur-Bastard
Gaité 1961
Girlish Face
Green Leaves 1960 Armin Haab
Grotesk
Haettenschweiler 1954 Microsoft, Linotype
Haettenschweiler Display 2006
Haettenschweiler Face 1970
Haetti-Antiqua 1972
Halbstarke Pica 1960 Armin Haab
Happening 1967 Armin Haab
Historismus
Jugendstil-Unziale
Kalligraphia
Klee 1952
Knock out 1967
Lawless Type 1961 Armin Haab
Lefthand drive lineale 1975 Armin Haab
Leslie 1952
Lettre coupée
Lettres Ombrees
Lichte
Lichte Italienne-Kursiv
Lima
Maidenform 1960
Maotse Armin Haab
Marino Marini 1952
Metropolitaines
Mira
Mondrian 1952
New Fashion
Nouvelle Vague
OP-Letter 1968
Oberoy 1971
Ornamentale Antiqua
Picasso 1952
Plastische Verzierte Italienne Toscanienne
Polyp Armin Haab
Roaring Twenties 1967 Armin Haab
Romantique
Sacral Letter 1960
Schenk ein Buch 1953
Schmale Mediaeval 1960
Schmalfette Grotesk 1954
Schraffiert+abschattiert
Schraffierte Etienne
Sezession S 1967
Shark 1974
Siegfried
Smoke
Soutache
Strada 1967
Subway 1971
Symphonie 1952
TV-Letter 1973
Teutonia
Thalia
That bad Eartha
The Ugly American 1972 Armin Haab
Timeless 1971
Tropic Armin Haab
Umrandete
Unziale 1967 Armin Haab
Vanishing Letter
Verzierte Antiqua 1961
Verzierte Unziale
Walhalla
Wir Wunderkinder Armin Haab
Wornout 1972
Wotan
Yardley 1967
Zierliche Antiqua 1961 Armin Haab

Influence

Walter Haettenschweiler inspired the Schmalfette CP typeface designed by Jason Walcott.


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Keywords

Graphic Design
Haettenschweiler
International Style
International Typographic Style
Müller-Brockmann
Swiss Style
Swiss Style Typographers
Typography
Walter Haettenschweiler

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