Helvetica vs. Arial is a fun and simple app for designers by designers. It tests and teaches your eye for the typographic details of the two most used typefaces in the world: Helvetica and Arial. The former, designed by Max Meidinger in 1952, fundamentally changed graphic design and propelled it into it s modern age. Helvetica and its permutations, are still popular and used by today s contemporary designers. Arial, on the other hand, is a knock-off, developed by Microsoft in order to avoid licensing fees. It s considered far inferior by typographers and graphic designers and wouldn t be used by either. Due to the wide spread of Microsoft Windows, Arial is one of the most used typefaces in the world.
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