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Is Helvetica the superior font?

People who have an eye for design are exceptionally impressive. They notice colors and shapes that we other, less astute gazers do not. Take fonts: Millions of people work with fonts every day, and rarely a one thinks about the intricacy or greater context behind each. In fact, for most designers and font enthusiasts, the Helvetica reigns supreme. Others disagree, claiming the font to be overrated. What do you think? 

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There’s a lot to love about Helvetica. One of the biggest draws for many designers is that it’s “precise,” meaning the look it provides is clearly modern and simple. The neutrality of the font also provides a wide availability across different hardware and software, allowing for it to translate between different technologies particularly well. The simplicity of the typeface also allows for versatile usage. It's neat in every sense of the word. 

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You’ve probably never even noticed how present Helvetica is in your life. Subways use it, as does Apple. Heck, Helvetica is so beloved there’s even a documentary about it. Seriously—there is

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What some people love about Helvetica others find to be its greatest failure. The font’s simplicity—nay, its overall design—is so very droll. It’s overused, overrated, and overruled by far cooler fonts, like Verdana. Hell, even Comic Sans is better to look at than that complete snore, Helvetica.  

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Helvetica is also not without other flaws as well. One of its main critiques is that its lowercase and uppercase letters are virtually the same size, making it hard to differentiate between the two. At the end of the day, we should all just go back to writing script like our third grade teachers taught us. 

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Is Helvetica the superior font?
#HelveticaFTW
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#HelveticaMeh