Arial is bullshit

Having a pop at Arial is like shooting ducks in a barrel, but this is a pretty funny clip. Non-designy friends seem amazed that someone else talks like I do about this subject (I guess they are amazed people talk about this at all). I guess its standard fare for design-fanatics, but this guy really nails the stuff that bugs me so much about Arial (namely those slanty terminals, and yes, the capital R).

What’s funny I guess is that Arial is attempting to mimic Helvetica but the changes it makes are precisely the things that make Helvetica so nice (flat terminals!!)