Designer says 'stop using Helvetica and Arial'

Designer and Instamojo ‘partner in crime’ King Sidharth has made a plea to the web industry regarding typography.

In 'Stop Using Arial & Helvetica', he argued the popular fonts are too often used by default, mindlessly, “just because everyone else does”. He bemoaned the “lack of thought” in this process and suggested these fonts typically fare poorly on the web, adding that Helvetica needs a level of custom kerning, which is currently unavailable online, and Arial is “just ugly”.

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