Time for my close-up, Mr de Mille I know the newer Nokia 2730 gives a worse photographic result than the old 6275i in most shots, but I decided to snap my laptop screen to see how it fared on close-ups. I haven’t subjected the 6275i to the same. Still, it’s interesting to see ClearType at work, and my JY Alia typeface as well.
Aktiv is a font aimed at getting rid of the omnipresent Helvetica.
While I like Helvetica, I must admit that I’m getting a bit sick of it, like when eating too much chocolate gives you diarrhoea. It is used way too much, and for absurd uses (such as long text, like in the article for instance…).
Aktiv is a beautiful font that, when compared to Helvetica, really brings out its flaws. I never realised how ugly some Helvetica letters are (look at the bold “t”!).
Breaking the monotony I like Helvetica, but for similar reasons, we created Lucire as our in-house sans serif. This Aktiv looks nice, though it reminds me a bit of Dalton Maag’s BMW Type and Haas Unica (which is not a bad thing).