Font Funnies

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When I was a kid, my favorite morning activity was to sit down at breakfast with my dad and read “the funnies”… otherwise known as, the comics section of the newspaper. Something about starting the morning off with a chuckle always seemed to set the day off on the right foot. With that in mind, below is a font-related funny from one of my favorite publications, the Onion.

Although the majority of the article is satiric, the author does include a reference to a real-life person who played an important role in the history of typography. If you recognize the reference, post this person’s contribution to typography in the comment section to prove you are a font trivia god/godess.*

*Special thanks to one of our engineers, Micah Grigonis for forwarding the article.

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  1. I’m a huge fan of the comics too. The web has revolutionized the comics. It’s no longer necessary to subscribe to a newspaper to when I get all of my news online and from NPR. Right now I subscribe to two comics services to get all of the comics from the syndicated networks that I like.


    There are others, of course, but I like these the best. For $10 a year each I get to feel good that I”m supporting the authors and getting only the comics that I like (Mallard Fillmore just isn’t for me.)

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