March 10, 2004

I Shot the Serif

�and other typo-jokes. I started a thread on typoholism humour over at typophile while I was taking part in the 100-em dash.

If you were a font, which would you be?

Birds and type. Intriguing.

Here’s what happens when typophiles try to crack jokes.

And here are some of my favourites:

Wasn’t that the guy who went to the physiotherapist with a torn ligature?
The typographer.

What did the 0 say to the 8? Nice belt.

A couple of Rs, Apple Helvetica and Microsoft Arial, are comparing their features. “My legs are nice and parallel,” Helvetica says. “You’ve got one kicked out to the side. It’s ugly.”

“Well, excuse me,” Arial replies, “but you’re no Miss Univers either.”

Verdana to Arial: You’re grotesque!
Arial: Well, akzidentz do happen.

See also Signs of typoholism and Kiss me, I’m italic.

Posted by Karen at March 10, 2004 11:45 PM in typography