Neue Haas Unica

April 11, 2015

Neue Haas Unica™ is Monotype’s revival of a typeface that has attained almost mythical status in the type community. Unica® was an attempt to create the ultimate sans-serif – a hybrid of Helvetica, Univers and Akzidenz Grotesk. Designed by Team ’77 and released to great acclaim in 1980, Unica went missing under a heap of legal disputes and has never been available as a full, digital typeface. Until now.

I love this font so much that I’ve implemented it site-wide here at conormcclure.net, replacing PT Sans. This necessitated lowering the body font-size to 15px to maintain the desired look, but I think it turned out wonderfully. If something loads incorrectly, the stylesheet should fall back to Helvetica. Let me know how you like it!