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ArikB says

Type designers are awesome, look at how much one man can say about a font.

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Raincutter says

lol so much hatred for an innocent font. :D I must say I never used Helvetica but now I have to look at it and what’s that that make this man hate it so much. :bigsmile:

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IncredibleWand says

I know everybody has his wright to an opinion but I think this is pointless.
Why should users simply forget about Helvetica and go to his Aktiv Grotesk or Univers?

I think a designer choses his font not by it’s name, he choses it by how it looks and how much can that font help him in his work.
Besides that i think Bruno Maag is a very smart man. Thanks for the link Arik.

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EmeraldArt says

Fantastic interview. It was quite informative and entertaining too. Thanks for the link Arik.

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Goldenbug says

For useful link, thank you.

Font usage and selection matters are really important. This issue actually determine “the Helvetica” thing.

“I think a designer choses his font not by it’s name…” said @pixelcloth, of course it is true. However, this interview made me think about CSS3 and new font-face thing. I think – I’m afraid- font usage will be worse than currently situation on the Internet. Because font selection and usage process is really really easy right now.

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Goldenbug says

For useful link, thank you.

Font usage and selection matters are really important. This issue actually determine “the Helvetica” thing.

“I think a designer choses his font not by it’s name…” said @pixelcloth, of course it is true. However, this interview made me think about CSS3 and new font-face thing. I think – I’m afraid- font usage will be worse than currently situation on the Internet. Because font selection and usage process is really really easy right now.

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Daniel_R says

didnt know they do criticism around fonts…type designers are awesome indeed!

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Motionreactor says

Sounds like design snobbery to me. He has some good points, but really there are greater design issues in circulation than the abuse of Helvetica.

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