Arial is a cheap imitation of Helvetica
While researching the book, I discovered this Web site proclaiming the glories of the sans serif font Helvetica and bemoaning the rise of Microsoft’s rip-off font Arial.
As the Web page says about Arial replacing Helvetica, “To an experienced designer, it was like asking for Jimmy Stewart and getting Rich Little.”
I have to admit that I can now spot the difference between Helvetica and Arial, and for some strange reason, Helvetica just seems to look good from a distance.
(Image from Wikimedia)