Arial

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Light Italic

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Credits

Designer(s)
Patricia Saunders, Robin Nicholas
Foundry(ies)
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Release Year
1990
Country of Origin
United Kingdom
Classification
Sans Serif, Grotesk
Original Format
Digital
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Tags
generic, low resolution, os-font, overused, sans, screen, web

Background

A contemporary sans serif design, Arial contains more humanist characteristics than many of its predecessors and as such is more in tune with the mood of the last decades of the twentieth century. The overall treatment of the curves is softer and fuller than in most industrial-style sans serif faces. Terminal strokes are cut on the diagonal which helps to give the face a less mechanical appearance.

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Last edited by type_ronin on May 10, 2012, 10:24am EST

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