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This article was published on May 11, 2011

    Can you tell Arial from Helvetica? Put it to the test.

    Can you tell Arial from Helvetica? Put it to the test.
    Joel Falconer
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    Joel Falconer

    Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found g Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found gaming or consulting. Follow Joel on Twitter.

    Since 1982, when Arial was designed to avoid Helvetica licensing fees, a war has raged within the design community over each font’s superiority. Actually, that’s a lie: more like (understandable) one-sided insistence that Helvetica trumps Arial every time.

    But the question is, can you tell the difference?

    No doubt seasoned designers and typographers can tell in a split-second glance, but I’m not convinced that the horde of haters can. Put your skills to the test with the Helvetica Quiz.