Welcome to my newest feature: Font File. I'll periodically pick a typeface and give you a little snapshot of it. Type is all around us; everyday, everywhere and today I'm highlighting, drum roll please, Myriad.
You may recognize Myriad from all things that are Mac:
Mac starting replacing Apple Garamond with Myriad in 2002 as their corporate font but uses some other fonts as well (like Helvetica). The font family was designed by Robert Slimbach and Carol Twombly for Adobe. It's a sans serif based on Frutiger. This picture was taken from a summary on Typophile to illustrate the difference between Myriad and Frutiger:
Myriad has been called organic and friendly. Not exactly something I'd eat but I'd use it when the project calls for a neutral font. For another great article on fonts, check out John D. Berry's article dot-font: Neatiral Sans?