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(Under Consideration)   Rex Force, a font "custom designed by NIKE football" is actually just Rex, a free font available to anyone--since 2012. Just steal it, I suppose?   (underconsideration.com) divider line 33
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2014-07-03 06:51:10 PM  
While the linked... I hesitate to call it an article, um, the linked sentence says that Nike is claiming this is a font they created, the link they have to yet another brief blurb then links to an actual article about the fonts Nike is using and in there it points out that the USA font is "Rex - by font fabric" and even includes a link.  So.. my outrage over this is going to continue at the current rate of 0.
 
2014-07-03 09:37:13 PM  
You can't copyright a font.  You can copyright a font name.  Thus you have variations of spelling that are close enough to make it obvious.

/I worked for a laser printer font company many years ago
 
2014-07-03 09:51:10 PM  
Haha haha haha haha... *breathes* uh, nah, nvm. Boring and pointless story, really.
 
2014-07-03 09:54:36 PM  
Thanks, but I'm going to stick with my Max Power font.
 
2014-07-03 09:57:08 PM  
I'm just here to say Helvetica is the worse than fermented hellhound shiat being served by Hitler
 
2014-07-03 09:57:34 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: I'm just here to say Helvetica is the worse than fermented hellhound shiat being served by Hitler


Helvetica > Arial.
 
2014-07-03 10:02:33 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Smeggy Smurf: I'm just here to say Helvetica is the worse than fermented hellhound shiat being served by Hitler

Helvetica > Arial.


Ariel > Ookla
 
2014-07-03 10:10:46 PM  
Helvetica is a terminally boring but perfectly functional typeface.  Arial is a pretty decent Helvetica replica.

Underconsideration.com is a confusing mess of way too many colors, fonts, and shapes for what basically functions as a Wordpress blog.
 
2014-07-03 10:12:39 PM  

nytmare: ArcadianRefugee: Smeggy Smurf: I'm just here to say Helvetica is the worse than fermented hellhound shiat being served by Hitler

Helvetica > Arial.

Ariel > Ookla


Goudy > Goudy Old Style

/f*ck you very much adobe
 
2014-07-03 10:13:25 PM  
Windings > Papyrus > Comic Sans > Arial > Helvetica > Garamond.

/And... go!
 
2014-07-03 10:33:21 PM  
2hourjobsearch.com

"You don't wan to be on the receiving end of a 'Rex Force'. Trust me on that, brother."
 
2014-07-03 10:37:00 PM  
Georgia > all other fonts
 
2014-07-03 10:42:46 PM  
I wish every website was in webdings :(
 
2014-07-03 11:10:27 PM  
So is this one of those webdings fonts where all the letters are made of feet?
 
2014-07-03 11:34:27 PM  
Pastor of Muppets < Eurostile ^ (Franklin Gothic + π )
 
2014-07-03 11:37:43 PM  

encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

 
2014-07-03 11:47:24 PM  

little big man: Pastor of Muppets < Eurostile ^ (Franklin Gothic + π )


All your fonts are just cheap perfume on a bowl of vomit without LaTeX.
 
rpm
2014-07-03 11:51:01 PM  

Bareefer Obonghit: I wish every website was in webdings :(


So set up your browser CSS to do it.
 
2014-07-04 12:44:59 AM  

fusillade762: Thanks, but I'm going to stick with my Max Power font.


I'll be staying with Blast Hardcheese font, myself.
 
2014-07-04 12:59:06 AM  

OgreMagi: You can't copyright a font.  You can copyright a font name.  Thus you have variations of spelling that are close enough to make it obvious.

/I worked for a laser printer font company many years ago


Then you should know that while you can trademark a font name, you can't copyright it, and you certainly can copyright a font implementation (the file with the drawing instructions), even if the shapes produced aren't copyrightable.
 
2014-07-04 01:12:42 AM  

Tom_Slick: [encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 244x207]


Holy fark, I heard Homestar Runner's voice reading that.
 
2014-07-04 01:17:14 AM  

chrylis: OgreMagi: You can't copyright a font.  You can copyright a font name.  Thus you have variations of spelling that are close enough to make it obvious.

/I worked for a laser printer font company many years ago

Then you should know that while you can trademark a font name, you can't copyright it, and you certainly can copyright a font implementation (the file with the drawing instructions), even if the shapes produced aren't copyrightable.


You are correct on trademark vs copyright.  Wasn't thinking.  The "look" of the font can not be copyrighted or trademarked, which I believe we are both in agreement.  With the old style "bit mapped" fonts, there aren't really drawing instructions.  It's a one to one relationship of "dot or no dot" and that's going to very similar if it's "textbook" or "schoolbook" (two names for the same font).  Keep in mind I'm referring to laser printer fonts back when the HP LJ II was still in common use.  Like I said, "many years ago".
 
2014-07-04 01:26:17 AM  
I'm suspecting that designboom probably changed the attribution of the font after the story came out.  Especially since the promotional image still says "The REX Force" which makes little sense otherwise.
 
2014-07-04 01:46:21 AM  

Bloody William: Tom_Slick: [encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 244x207]

Holy fark, I heard Homestar Runner's voice reading that.


I'm going to braintrain myself to always read Comic Sans in Homestar's voice.
 
2014-07-04 02:16:10 AM  
Comic Sans is a cool font for some things.
However, I like to use it for most things, because of the irrational shiat-flipping some people do over it for no reason.
 
2014-07-04 04:54:58 AM  

Begoggle: Comic Sans is a cool font for some things.
However, I like to use it for most things, because of the irrational shiat-flipping some people do over it for no reason.


i40.tinypic.com
 
2014-07-04 07:01:58 AM  
Good old Century Gothic.

/Practically perfect in every way.
 
2014-07-04 08:13:34 AM  

Begoggle: Comic Sans is a cool font for some things.
However, I like to use it for most things, because of the irrational shiat-flipping some people do over it for no reason.


If I weren't so lazy, I'd make signs for the company break room that  alternate each letter between Papyrus and Comic Sans. But lazy I am so instead I use one of those crazy typefaces that looks like a pile of rocks that came from a '999 Fonts for $3.99' cd at the CompUSA checkout a decade ago.
 
2014-07-04 08:46:32 AM  

timujin: While the linked... I hesitate to call it an article, um, the linked sentence says that Nike is claiming this is a font they created, the link they have to yet another brief blurb then links to an actual article about the fonts Nike is using and in there it points out that the USA font is "Rex - by font fabric" and even includes a link.  So.. my outrage over this is going to continue at the current rate of 0.


i sense the makings of a new "Six Degree to Kevin Bacon" -type game here: How far from the truth-telling link lies the truthiness submitted on Fark?

And yeah, that was an awful lot of screen space devoted to a tweet.
 
2014-07-04 08:57:25 AM  

Begoggle: Comic Sans is a cool font for some things.
However, I like to use it for most things, because of the irrational shiat-flipping some people do over it for no reason.


I don't use it, but it doesn't bother me when I see other people using it. It's a font. People have different favorites, and your reason for using it is good enough for me. The fonts I don't like are ones where it's difficult to tell one letter from another, and that mainly occurs only when the font is set to bold. Otherwise I don't care.
 
2014-07-04 10:43:02 AM  

Begoggle: Comic Sans is a cool font for some things.
However, I like to use it for most things, because of the irrational shiat-flipping some people do over it for no reason.


Comic Sans is fine for cheery yard sale signs etc.  It is horribly overused, probably because it is the only really "cuddly" informal font that was included by default in Windows, and there are many superior free fonts in a similar style.

Most of the butthurt about it on the internet is just bandwagon-jumping nerd rage, signifying nothing.
 
2014-07-04 12:15:58 PM  

Begoggle: Comic Sans is a cool font for some things.
However, I like to use it for most things, because of the irrational shiat-flipping some people do over it for no reason.


I wouldn't exactly call it irrational. It is an informal font that is often used in formal situations. There's an XKCD plug-in for Mat-Lab, I believe, that makes charts look hand-drawn. The reasoning is that clean lines lend a sense of certainty and authority while something hand-drawn tells you that the chart is really only an approximation. A hand-drawn font does the same thing.
 
2014-07-05 03:54:55 AM  

antron: Begoggle: Comic Sans is a cool font for some things.
However, I like to use it for most things, because of the irrational shiat-flipping some people do over it for no reason.

[i40.tinypic.com image 640x360]


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