Helvetica punches above its weight for a simple rounded sans-serif font.
Arial (originally Sonoran Sans Serif) was made popular by Microsoft through packaging with Windows, and is often seen as a ubiquitous equivalent to Helvetica.
‘Equivalent’ is rather a subjective word in this case and for some it’s easy to spot the differences between the fonts. Arial could be said to have ‘Helvetica envy’.
Meanwhile poor old ‘Times New Roman’ is now languishing into relative obscurity based more on the fact it’s an older style serif font. The ‘new’ is therefore something that people now gloss over (new in 1931).
These two designs are just a small celebration of how the world loves Helvetica.
This is officially the first picture I’ve got of someone (other than me) wearing one of my shirts – so many thanks to Wil for making and sharing his rather excellent purchase. Never trust an IT student 🙂
Green grass. An urban oasis. This tee started off life as a collection of photos intended to become a mosaic of urban ‘furniture’. with simply the word ‘Urban’. The type was always going to be filled with some sort of texture, but an old picture of green grass I had from England seemed to fit rather well. The original idea then went out the window and this became Urban Oasis. Funny how these things happen 🙂
I’m a creative geek living in Melbourne, Australia who writes software by day, and creates T-shirts and other designs by night. This is all of course when time and motivation allows.
It’s probably accurate to say I dabble in things other than software to keep my creative side happy. I was always a keen musician (guitar, drums and keyboards) but am now happy to dream of the ‘greatness’ I never achieved. I may surprise myself yet… I might also get round to finishing my list of gig attendances one day.
I like to take pictures of things that interest me, and am becoming and increasingly keen photographer.
I occasionally write technical articles, produce the odd bit of freeware, and record technical thoughts on my Codebureau blog. Anything left may end up on this blog – but that's rapidly turning into my world of T-Shirts!
If you're interested in hiring me for contract development work in the Melbourne, Australia area then take a look at my skills timeline to see if I might be able to fit your needs, then contact me right here.