Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Helvetica versus Comic Sans!

Well, take a look and make your own mind up. It never ceases to amaze me how many official documents end up in Comic Sans or some other simlarly weird font. Given the choice, which font would you use for your business in order to convey clean, crisp efficiency and professionalsm?

"In 1995 Microsoft released the font Comic Sans originally designed for comic book style talk bubbles containing informational help text. Since that time the typeface has been used in countless contexts from restaurant signage to college exams to medical information. These widespread abuses of printed type threaten to erode the very foundations upon which centuries of typographic history are built."

"The Helvetica font is celebrating its 50th birthday. You've probably seen it a thousand times today. Why?"

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