Helvetica and Arial

A little bit on the history of Helvetica and Arial typefaces and why Arial is evil, Also, how to spot the difference. Quite interesting.

Arial appears to be a loose adaptation of Monotype’s venerable Grotesque series, redrawn to match the proportions and weight of Helvetica. At a glance, it looks like Helvetica, but up close it’s different in dozens of seemingly arbitrary ways

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