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1st Oct 2016 | 17:09

We have a periodic table shower curtain. It mostly uses Arial for its lettering, as you can see from the "R" and "C" in the heading below, though some of the lettering is Helvetica, like the "t" and "r" in the smaller caption.

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The lettering is very inconsistent. For instance, Chromium is set in a lighter weight than other elements - compare it with Copper

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Palladium is particularly special

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Platinum is Helvetica but Meitnerium is Arial - note the tops of the "t"s.

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Roentgenium is all Arial; Rhenium has a Helvetica "R" but an Arial "e"!

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It is a very distracting shower curtain.

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Tony Finch

from: fanf
date: 1st Oct 2016 19:06 (UTC)

No, the whole thing is erratic. Like, they used a rounded sans-serif with very clear digits for the detail on each element (I haven't identified the typeface) but the explanatory rubric is in Helvetica at a similar weight - why not the same rounded sans? And the transition metals are just a mess of not-entirely Arial. I bet many of the very similar letters are actually Helvetica but I can't tell...

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