Neue Haas Unica is a neo-grotesque sans-serif typeface designed by Toshi Omagari and published through Monotype in 2015. It’s an expanded, digital revival of the long-lost Haas Unica, a typeface that was designed in the late 1970s but later pulled from the market due to legal disputes. André Gürtler, one of the designers of the original Unica, describes it as “sharper than Helvetica, warmer than Univers, cleaner than Akzidenz.” Compared to Helvetica, Neue Haas Unica has slightly looser spacing and letterforms that are a touch narrower. The family is available in nine weights—ultra light, thin, light, regular, medium, bold, heavy, black and extrablack—each with matching italic styles.
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