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(Gizmodo)   Now that Comic Sans has been defeated, it's time for font-snobs to turn their irrational, Rain Man-like hatred onto a new target: Helvetica   ( gizmodo.com) divider line
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6614 clicks; posted to Geek » on 19 Jun 2012 at 1:54 PM (6 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-06-19 01:15:33 PM  
9 votes:
As it concerns identity design we all recognize Helvetica as a bastion of the rise of the practice of corporate identity in the 1960s, deployed with unrelenting passion by the likes of Massimo Vignelli and Unimark in the U.S. and Total Design in Europe

Do we now? All of us? Because I recognize it as the logical conclusion of post-modern corporate multi-nationalism within the context of the Marshall Plan and the pro-Democracy movement in general, especially as an allegory to the rise of fashionistas such as Calvin Klein and artists such as Andy Warhol.

So there.
2012-06-19 01:07:33 PM  
4 votes:
First they came for the comic-sans but I didn't speak up because I use Times New Roman...
2012-06-20 12:50:05 AM  
3 votes:
I only support artisan typography. There's a small artist commune in Taos where five 80-year old White Sikh-converts each design one typeface every six months on an Amiga. They sell the fonts on 5.25" floppies from the back of an old white Toyota pick-up on the side of a rural two-lane highway for a week. They also sell chili-flavored beef jerky which I recommend. If you buy the floppy in the winter each font will be named for the panchadosh (or Five Evils) of the Sikh religion. If you buy the floppy in the summer each font will be named for one of the Five Virtues of Sikhism. They say if you use these fonts on documents then said document will be imbued with the corresponding evils or virtues of the typeface. However, they stipulate that should you use one of the panchadosh typefaces that you must first meditate and make peace with God and then use the virtuous typefaces for the next three documents you compose. Should you overuse and exploit the corruptive powers of the panchadosh fonts, the Sikh elders warn that God will begin sabotaging documents composed with said fonts. E-mails will be corrupted. Printers will be jammed. Words will misspell themselves. I, for one, believe and respect their warnings.
2012-06-19 02:25:25 PM  
3 votes:
Jokerman for life.

It's great for both friendly messages and ransom notes.
2012-06-19 02:17:14 PM  
3 votes:
Why I Hate Armand Zitt.

At first, I thought it was just a question of who the hell Armand Zitt is, and why I should give a shriveled mummy's cock about his opinion. But, after a moment of consideration, I realized that it was much more than that.

Armand Zitt, whose only apparent credentials are that he "runs a series of blogs and publishes (Note - not writes) books on the subject," has seen fit to go on like some small, yappy dog about why he doesn't like something. He could have just ran and told his mother, but she's sick of hearing it. She doesn't take his calls anymore.

Armand does not like Helvetica, because something sixties. And "douche." I, myself am apathetic to Helvetica and the Sixties, but his peculiar logic train and menstrous screed scream "douche" to me.

And so on.
2012-06-19 01:57:38 PM  
3 votes:
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2012-06-19 01:19:47 PM  
3 votes:
I just use a different font for each word.
2012-06-19 03:54:52 PM  
2 votes:
I'm bringing comic sans back.
2012-06-19 01:57:30 PM  
2 votes:
Back to Papyrus, then.
2012-06-19 09:41:13 PM  
1 vote:
2012-06-19 09:17:11 PM  
1 vote:

coldones: It's Zapf Chancery or nothing for me.

It's great for headlines, I hear. Especially in all caps.
2012-06-19 07:23:28 PM  
1 vote:
I'll just cut random letters out of magazines and use that. Thank you very much
2012-06-19 05:23:26 PM  
1 vote:
Oh, and MS also changed the font rendering engine in Visual Studio 2010 to Direct Draw instead of GDI, and you can no longer code in FixedSys, going against WHAT GOD INTENDED!
2012-06-19 02:57:34 PM  
1 vote:

moothemagiccow: You severely underestimate the impact typefaces and design in general have on your daily life...

Care to enlighten us poor, uninformed rubes, then?
2012-06-19 02:49:52 PM  
1 vote:

Cheron: About 15 years ago one of my coworkers ran out of hard disk space. When I was working on his computer I found he had over 600 fonts so he could pick just the right one, should he ever do any thing.

Me I'm a default man.

For a second there I thought you were saying he filled his HD with fonts. I did the scooby doo sound and then went to check the size of my fonts folder. I have 600MB of fonts.
2012-06-19 02:41:13 PM  
1 vote:
We should hold a conference about this issue so that all of the people who honestly wish to argue the matter can be assembled in one room at the same time.

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Preferably, this room.
2012-06-19 02:33:29 PM  
1 vote:

asmodeus224: I used Comic Sans exclusively for our block party invitation...knowing full well there was at least 3 art directors/graphic designers on our street.

Because I like to poke the anal retentive.

/long live comic sans

Recently I saw a T-shirt with this printed on it:


It made me LOL.
2012-06-19 02:23:59 PM  
1 vote:

hp6sa: I enjoy Trebuchet. Because Fark You, that's why.

/plus trebuchets are cool.

Trebuchet is so last era. I upgraded to Cannon.
2012-06-19 02:18:48 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-06-19 02:11:46 PM  
1 vote:
Helvetica is fine, but Helvetica Neue is better. The lighter styles have a weightless beauty to them.

Anyway, one of the fun things about the documentary Helvetica was seeing the douchebag trendy grunge-type designers from the mid-90s get all hot and bothered about Helvetica's resurgence. Sorry, guys, one day you're a surfer dude lauded as a design genius, next day you're just some old fart in a big office telling the kids to get off your lawn.

/Raygun sucked.
//I like my type legible.
2012-06-19 02:07:12 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-06-19 02:02:10 PM  
1 vote:
All Sane people are Arial People.

Helvetica is harmless.

We need to focus the energy on the real enemy - Courier.
2012-06-19 02:01:46 PM  
1 vote:
Insane people problems.
2012-06-19 01:19:45 PM  
1 vote:
Am I wrong? Probably. Do you disagree? Probably. Do I care? No, as long as you don't use Helvetica

Well I guess it's a good goddamned thing that I use Arial then.

/this guy's either a certifiable nutjob, or he had a deadline and this is all he could come up with
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