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Short Imagined Monologues – I’m Comic Sans

I’ve discovered Short Imagined Monologues, a website for short imagined monologues (funnily enough). They take submissions and I’m tempted to put pen to paper and give it my best shot.

My favourite so far – ‘I’m Comic Sans, Asshole’ by Mike Lacher

You don’t like that your coworker used me on that note about stealing her yogurt from the break room fridge? You don’t like that I’m all over your sister-in-law’s blog? You don’t like that I’m on the sign for that new Thai place? You think I’m pedestrian and tacky? Guess the fuck what, Picasso. We don’t all have seventy-three weights of stick-up-my-ass Helvetica sitting on our seventeen-inch MacBook Pros. Sorry the entire world can’t all be done in stark Eurotrash Swiss type. Sorry some people like to have fun. Sorry I’m standing in the way of your minimalist Bauhaus-esque fascist snoozefest. Maybe sometime you should take off your black turtleneck, stop compulsively adjusting your Tumblr theme, and lighten the fuck up for once.

Read it in full

Identify Fonts by Appearance

Typography is a growing interest of mine, and I stumbled across Identifont’s ‘search by appearance’ functionality today. I have tried it with a few fonts and the results have been accurate.

It asks you a series of questions, and I found I had to zoom in a lot of my screen to answer some of them. It’s like a quiz for font-loving folk…

A nice, simple and (relatively) quick way of identifying a font.