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This article was published on October 7, 2009


    20 Famous Helvetica Logos converted to Arial. Can you spot the difference?

    20 Famous Helvetica Logos converted to Arial. Can you spot the difference?
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    Zee

    Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

    Picture 5It’s no secret that Helvetica is considered the darling of typography, admired by designers the world over. Arial on the other hand is frequently looked at as Helvetica’s distant ugly sister, but in truth, to the naked eye, the differences are very subtle as this illustration shows.

    On a quest to prove this, font site IronicSans has put together this nifty quiz that takes twenty popular helvetica based logos, and replaces them with Arial. “Sacrilege!” some might say…

    Can you spot which is which? It’s no where near as easy as you’d think.

    Click here to take the test.