Typographunnies

02.05.08

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A traffic cop pulls over an ellipsis for speeding and asks, “Where’s the fire, buddy?” The ellipsis replies “hmm… ummm… uhhhh… ahh…”

02.09.08

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What kind of music does Franklin Gothic enjoy?

The Heavy Metal Type.

02.08.08

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I got this neat idea for a movie. You know Paul Renner, right?
Duh, he designed Futura. Classic, but clunky, not as nice as Avenir.
Right on! Imagine what Paul would do if he laid eyes on Avenir.
Impossible. He died 32 years before it was designed.
Not in my movie. Let’s say he’s found this time machine…and he uses it to to spy on Frutiger’s drafts for Avenir, and he comes back in time, uses the knowledge gained, and revises his own Futura!
That’s crazy, yo. What would the movie be called?
Back to the Futura.
Fucking brilliant.

02.06.08

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Where should you look if you’re missing a glyph?

The Lost-and-Foundry

02.10.08

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How long does it take for a type designer to change a light bulb?

It depends on if you need it to be normal, bold, or heavy.

02.07.08

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What was history’s most well-spoken typeface?

Times. Because Times Knew Roman.

02.09.08

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What kind of fonts do Campbell’s Soup lovers prefer?

Anything Condensed.

02.10.08

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Why was Sara mad when Gary put display type into her gelatin mix?

It set solid.

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