Arial and Helvetica – what’s the difference between the two, and why is the topic so controversial? Even the highly-regarded movie Helvetica doesn’t shed light on this ever-popular debate.
Designer and lettering artist Mark Simonson discusses and dissects the two in his own inimitable style in this article: http://www.ms-studio.com/articles.html
Wanna know how to spot the difference between the two and impress your family, friends, and colleagues? Then don’t miss this part: http://www.ms-studio.com/articlesarialsid.html
When you’re done reading all of the above, be sure to take this fun quiz to see if you can tell Arial from Helvetica: http://www.ironicsans.com/helvarialquiz/
– John Morrison, FontGear Inc.