Helvetica or Arial? Can you spot the difference?

18 August 2016 on Fonts by Anne Hennessy

 

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Most professional type designers and typographers can spot the difference between Helvetica and Arial. To the untrained eye it is a little bit tricky. Helvetica being the older of the fonts and used worldwide for many brand logos was the inspiration for Microsoft to create their own sans serif font.

Here are some main differences to help you along.

 

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If you would like to test your skill at picking Helvetica check out this quiz http://www.ironicsans.com/helvarialquiz/ If you would like to know a little of the history behind the two fonts go to http://www.diffen.com/difference/Arial_vs_Helvetica.

 

 

 

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