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Fast Company Typecon Illustration

August 5, 2011

In late June, Fast Company approached KMIP to develop an illustration to appear in their July/August 2011 issue for an article tiled “Typecon.” The premise? An infographic about typography that visually communicates the origin and use of seven notable fonts. Suffice to say, this project tickled the type-nerd lurking inside of us. Fun fact: Although the font Arial, a near copy of the iconic Helvetica, was commissioned by Microsoft to avoid licensing fees, the company’s logo is in an italicized Helvetica. View a preview of the article here.