The CG Triumvirate™ is an interpretation of a 19th century grotesque and looks a great deal like the Helvetica® design. It’s lettershapes are simple and highly legible.
CG Triumvirate History
Compugraphic Corporation developed the CG Triumvirate typeface family in the mid 1970s. This was done at time when fonts were proprietary to typesetting equipment and manufactures of these machines felt (rightfully) that typefaces were important to sales. As a result, every typesetting equipment manufacturer developed functional equivalents of important typefaces in their competitors’ offering. Triumvirate was drawn as a functional equivalent to Helvetica.
CG Triumvirate Usage
While not an exact copy, CG Triumvirate is very close in design to the Helvetica typestyle, and can be used in as wide a range of typographic applications. However, since Helvetica is available from a variety of sources and the design and functionality of the family has been improved over the years, the most important use of CG Triumvirate is to maintain compatibility with previous work set in the face.