Here's what I was puzzled about the past few weeks: when did Arial became such a powerful font in print? Here in my country - Romania - you see it everywhere. From billboards to flyers being handed out in the street. (I am referring here only to Arial Regular, Bold, Italic and Italic Bold. I know there are other new variations to this font, but I haven't got to use them yet).
Is it because it's the first font to roll down in the character window in Photoshop or Illustrator and "designers" just don't bother with other print fonts?
I'm saying this because Arial was made for Windows and it wasn't created to be used outside it's pixel form. First of all it doesn't look good in print. It's best form is in 11 to 14 pt size character with anti-aliasing. Sure there are other fonts made for computers who can be used in print and look good - like Myriad Pro. Made for Apple, Myriad Pro Font Family can be used in both print and pixel form. Why? Because it has the regular form right through the condensed and light one. The Light Condensed Myriad is awesome in print.
Arial is NOT for print. It looks boring and CHEAP.
So what do you guys think? Feel free to comment