Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Type Trivia


You learn something new everyday. Today that something new as that Arial is a knock off of the classic Helvetica. Apparently the story goes that Microsoft was too cheap to pay to use Helvetica, so they hired a design firm to design a font that had the same size specifications of Helvetica so that they could be interchangeable, but this way they wouldn't have to pay rights.
Interesting.

1 comment:

Amy said...

you have probably seen it but the documentary film Helvetica is really interesting and entertaining.
http://www.helveticafilm.com/