Want a boring website? Use Helvetica

12/7/2012 | SmashingMagazine.com

Helvetica is the corporate typeface du jour, writes Alastair Johnston, in part because it has a reputation for being extremely legible. But in fact, Johnston writes, there are more legible and much less dull alternatives available to designers. "We see it everywhere -- that's why we think we can read Helvetica. ... Helvetica is neutral, but it also symbolizes blandness and conformity," he complains.

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