The statement added: “Salinger had remarked that he was in this world but not of it. His body is gone but the family hopes that he is still with those he loves, whether they are religious or historical figures, personal friends or fictional characters.”
As I was looking at my brochure [for school] yesterday, I realized something: I’m very sick of Helvetica. And I had used that font for my headlines, which sucks, cause it seems to be well-liked. As much as I want to change it, my teacher (the client) likes it. So I really can’t change it.
The only reason I had used that font was because it is one of the standard fonts of the community colleges in the area, and I wanted to use what they considered “okay”. But that’s beside the point.
I’m just sick of it because it is in everything nowadays. Like people think their design can’t be successful without using a bit of Helvetica in it. I have no room to talk, since I have used Helvetica a bunch in the past. And there have been designs that I found to be clever and extraordinary that include this font.
Yes, the font Helvetica is simple, has a interesting history and the movie about it is great. But, you CAN use other sans-serif fonts besides Helvetica if you want a nice, clean design. Hell, even serif fonts can be used too.
All I’m trying to say is lets all dare to be different in our designing. Use other sans-serif or serif fonts, draw your type, etc.
Everyone can make a successful design. Don’t rely on Helvetica to do it for you. Where’s the fun in that?