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Latest Hh Newsletter: It’s Not Too Late. Yet…

You’ve waited. Put it off to the last possible minute. Procrastinated so hard that you’re almost to the point of having to finish your Christmas shopping at 7-11. Hope your nephew likes Maple Pancake Sausage Rollers.

We’re not here to judge. We’re here to help.

No matter who’s on your list this year, we have the perfect gift at the perfect price – like our brand-new canvas cross-body tote, the season’s must-have accessory for your hot yoga class.

And did you know that every penny of your purchase goes to fund scholarships for local design students? With Helveticahaus, you’re not just buying a Christmas present; you’re helping to fund someone’s education. Feel better about yourself now?

Best of all, our proprietors have made darn sure that someone will be here till late on Friday, December 23 if you need to pick up your order. So really, folks, you have absolutely no excuses anymore.

We’re a lot more than an apparel shop now. In the last year alone, we’ve added coffee, mini-posters, notecards, and some sweet, sweet decals – each with the keen design sensibility you’ve come to expect. Heck, there’s even some free stuff. Start shopping today!

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Latest Hh Newsletter: Your One-Stop Holiday Shop

It’s official: We can talk about the holidays now. And whichever one you and yours are planning to celebrate, we’ve got you covered.

No, seriously.

Got a Buddhist cousin celebrating Bodhi Day on December 8? Be sure to quote the Karaniya Metta Sutta – “radiate boundless love toward the entire world” – when you send her this. Worried about the Hanukkah candles making a mess? Protect your furniture with a set of these. Not exactly looking forward to the “airing of grievances” this coming Festivus? Wearing one of these babies will shut your cranky uncle down.

And keep in mind that every penny of your purchase goes not to some nameless, faceless, multinational corporation, but to fund scholarships for design students. It’s like the gift that keeps on giving – the whole year through.

We’re a lot more than an apparel shop now. In the last year alone, we’ve added coffee, mini-posters, notecards, and some sweet, sweet decals – each with the keen design sensibility you’ve come to expect. Heck, there’s even some free stuff.

So what are you waiting for? Start and end your holiday shopping at Helveticahaus!

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Latest Hh Newsletter: More Choices = More Awesome

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If you’ve ever come to the Helveticahaus online shop and just couldn’t make up your mind…well, we’re afraid we have some bad news for you. The selection just got bigger.

Five brand-new T-shirt designs have just been added to our inventory

Which means that, with twelve originals, one student design, and three in our artist series, we’re now offering twenty-one unique, Helvetica-inspired graphic Tts! (We thought about adding more, but 21 is a Fibonacci number,* and our proprietors are very particular about maintaining some semblance of order and control in this chaotic world of ours. Even if it’s only temporary.)

Our advice is to head over to helveticahaus.com right away. You’ll need some time to consider your options, and Christmas is only 44 shopping days away.

*It also just happens to be the smallest Fibonacci number whose digits are Fibonacci numbers and whose digit sum is also a Fibonacci number, so, you know…win-win.

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Latest Hh Newsletter: New in the Shop

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Just in time for the holidays, we teamed up with Spokane cartoonist, chess champion, and all-around nice guy David Rowles on a series of four exquisitely produced notecards, each of which features a unique Helvetica-inspired cartoon.

They’re fun, they’re witty, they’re perfect for every occasion – and for every person you know.

Like that impossible-to-please typophile who thinks the world would be a much better place if street signs were more appropriately kerned. Or that guy in accounting who thinks “sans serif” is a font. Heck – even your mom, who still has no idea what you do for a living, would appreciate the gesture.

These 6″ x 4½” beauties are not only hilarious, but also letterpress-printed in two colors on 100-lb. Classic Crest Eggshell Solar White Cover. And they come with matching Red Jupiter Metallic A6 envelopes.

Get yours now, while the jokes are still fresh.

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Latest Hh Newsletter: The Wait Is Over

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First, there was Artist Series no. 1: Don Baker’s whimsical take on communication as multigenerational nourishment. Then it was Greg Holly’s inspired homage to Alexander Rodchenko and Herbert Matter in Artist Series no. 2.

You’ve probably been wondering how we could possibly keep this thing going.

We’re pleased to put those fears to rest with Artist Series no. 3: Irreducible simplicity as expressed by graphic designer, cartoonist, comic book illustrator, and creative director Sherwin Schwartzrock. His take on our favorite font is like nothing we’ve ever done – and it’s available right now in the Helveticahaus store.

Wait…why are you still here? Get shopping before they’re all gone!

(You can thank us later.)

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Latest Hh Newsletter: We Have a Winner!

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And the recipient of the first annual – not to mention highly coveted – Helveticahaus scholarship goes to…

Isabel Heisler!

Isabel, who hails from Londrina, Brazil, found herself in Spokane almost by accident. Not happy with the quality of education she was getting studying journalism back home, she Googled “communications schools,” which sent her to Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. But the Chicago campus was full, so she ended up at the Spokane campus. An opportunity to design wedding invitations for some friends made her realize she had a knack for design, which naturally led her to SFCC – alma mater of Helveticahaus’ founders, CK and Linda Anderson.

According to the selection committee, every one of the applicants was thoughtful, talented, and smart. But Isabel’s commitment to furthering her education stood out. “It was easy to invest in someone like her,” said a spokesman.

Congratulations, Isabel.

Oh, and first-year students? Watch this space for your opportunity to win for the 2017–18 academic year.

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Latest Hh Newsletter: Helveticahaus Scholarship Fund

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Guten tag! Are you an incoming second-year graphic design student at Spokane Falls Community College? (Of course you are – that’s why you’re receiving this email.) We know it’s summer, and the farthest thing from your mind is the prospect of another year of study before you start earning the big bucks, but there’s something you ought to know: We’re now accepting applications for the first-ever Helveticahaus design scholarship.

If you wouldn’t mind $1,000 going toward your tuition – and would rather get it on account of your awesomeness rather than a part-time job at Billy Bob’s Budget Sushi Shack – then head on over to our application page. It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s (relatively) painless. And who knows? You might…just might…be the lucky winner. Be sure you don’t dilly-dally, though. The application window closes Monday, August 22.

The Helveticahaus Scholarship Fund is managed by the Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation. Scholarship applies to academic year 2016–17. Recipient will be contacted no later than Tuesday, September 6. Helveticahaus reserves the right to not award this scholarship if a suitable candidate cannot be found.

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Latest Hh Newsletter: A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee

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Here at Helveticahaus, we treat our coffee pretty seriously. So when we set out to create our very own Haus Blend, we sought advice and opinions from some of the finest coffee minds around. We tested and tasted; reflected and refined; persisted and perfected. And then we poured Special Agent Dale Cooper a cup. That’s when we knew we were on to something.

Lovingly prepared by our good friends at DOMA Coffee Roasting Company, Haus Blend brews up strong and smooth and goes down easy like Sunday morning. Where else can you combine your love for all things Swiss with the finest beans from Guatemala, Peru, and Brazil? That’s what we thought.

Head on over to Helveticahaus today to place your order for “aromas of brown sugar and nut, flavors of dark chocolate, and hints of caramel and spice.” Trust us, you’ll definitely be thanking us later.

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Latest Hh Newsletter: HBD Helvetica

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Fifty-nine years have passed since the Graphic 57 trade show in Lausanne, Switzerland – when Helvetica was introduced to the world as Neue Haas Grotesk. It’s kind of hard to imagine a world without its impartiality, its honesty, its clarity. “[Helvetica] is just something we don’t notice usually,” said Lars Müller, “but we would miss very much if it wouldn’t be there.” So let’s celebrate, shall we?

Today through June 1, all Helveticahaus Tts (except those in the limited-edition artist series) are just $19.57. That’s a savings of more than 20 percent – which you should definitely apply to a set of our new Miedinger and Hoffman mini-posters, inspired by a design from SFCC student Corri Woods. Letterpress printed in three colors on 110-lb. Cranes Lettra Fluorescent White pure cotton paper, they communicate a sense of European sophistication that your “Hang In There” cat poster totally lacks.

See what’s what over at helveticahaus.com.

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Latest Hh Newsletter: Good Work for a Good Cause

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If you do good work for good clients, it will lead to other good work for other good clients.Paul Rand

Truer words were never spoken. Nor, for that matter, spoken so well as at the 2016 Spokane American Advertising Awards a couple of weeks ago, when a series of Helveticahaus Tts and our spiffy coaster set earned ADDY Gold. (See, we’re our own client. And since we’re an amazing client, we couldn’t help but do some amazing work.) Seriously, though, we’re proud that this wonderful cause is getting some recognition on the local stage. Want to see what all the fuss is about? Start shopping.

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