arial and helvetica

from ragbag

i grew up in an "IBM compatible" house, now affectionately known as a PC.  other kids my age had Apples.  some had IBM compatibles.  my dad liked to put together his own computers and also worked on his own database software for his work so it made sense for us to have an IBM compatible. 

this meant i was exposed to Arial rather than its predecessor Helvetica.  as a kid i thought Arial was the bee's knees.  i used it for everything.  it wasn't until i met Helvetica that i realized a typeface could actually feel perfect.  solidly constructed.  and so generic that it can't offend. 

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