A r i a l


“Arial is everywhere. If you don’t know what it is, you don’t use a modern personal computer. Arial is a font that is familiar to anyone who uses Microsoft products, whether on a PC or a Mac. It has spread like a virus through the typographic landscape and illustrates the pervasiveness of Microsoft’s influence in the world.”

And so say all of us. Arial is ubiquitous – like barcodes – so we don’t ask where it came from. But someone drew the font.

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