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Monthly Archives: April 2009

Leonora Carrington,The Recital of Dreams

Dorothea Tanning, Birthday, 1942

A new friend in Second Life, Lemony Magic, pointed me in the direction of two surrealist women painters: Leonora Carrington and Dorothea Tanning. Some google research soon revealed that both painters had been romantically involved with Max Ernst – Leonora Carrington tragically so, during WW2, and Dorothea Tanning later when Ernst was already living in New York.

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In 1995 Microsoft released the font Comic Sans originally designed for comic book style talk bubbles containing informational help text. Since that time the typeface has been used in countless contexts from restaurant signage to college exams to medical information. These widespread abuses of printed type threaten to erode the very foundations upon which centuries of typographic history are built.

While we recognize the font may be appropriate in a few specific instances, our position is that the only effective means of ending this epidemic of abuse is to completely ban Comic Sans.

from http://bancomicsans.com/

This is the story of Comic Sans by its creator Vincent Connare, and this is a short documentary about Comic Sans and typography:

— Cem