Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Characters of Little Character

"Good fonts copy, great fonts steal." —Arial

Arial…has a rather dubious history and not much character. In fact, Arial is little more than a shameless impostor.Mark Simonson

I read Mark's enlightening commentary on Arial a while back. For those who have an interest in typography, I encourage you to find out why so many designers despise this ubiquitous font. To read his article, click HERE. To know how to spot the difference, click HERE.

1 comment:

rcvaughn said...

Great article! I have a game on my phone where you have to quickly figure out which font, Helvetica or Arial, the text is written in.