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Typographic Aggression!

Posted by Erich Shelton on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, In : Humour 


Recently, Ikea unveiled its new catalogue, and designers began complaining almost immediately. To laymen, the problem is probably almost invisible: Ikea has changed its official font from Futura—with its tony design pedigree—to Verdana.

So what? Verdana was designed as on on-screen font for Microsoft. And while it's serviceable in that context, it was never meant for print. Designers would liken that move to driving a Honda Civic around a racetrack—sure the Civic might be a fine family c...
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More reasons why we need to proofread and need graphic designers

Posted by Erich Shelton on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, In : Humour 
One can only hope that the top image has been Photoshopped. Nevertheless I thought it was funny. Surely somebody isn't that inept!





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NOT Proofreading is Costly!

Posted by Erich Shelton on Monday, May 29, 2017, In : Humour 


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Thou Shalt Commit Adultery

Posted by Erich Shelton on Monday, January 16, 2012, In : Humour 
Bob Barker, a.k.a. Robert Barker to those who are not so close to him, was a printer to James the first of England and printer to Queen Elizabeth the first. He was in fact, the printer of the King James Bible, the only version that some say assure your eternal salvation. However, Mr. Barker either had a sense of humor or a mistress on the side and released another version which were eventually confiscated and burned. Only 11 of these remain in print somewhere today. It has been labelled by so...
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Trajan is the Movie Font

Posted by Erich Shelton on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, In : Humour 




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The Queue

Posted by Erich Shelton on Friday, May 20, 2011, In : Humour 

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What Type Are You?

Posted by Erich Shelton on Saturday, April 30, 2011, In : Humour 
Okay…this is too much fun. Pentagram has a quick little interactive web programme that tells you what typeface you are, which if you think about it too long doesn't make sense. You are required to answer four questions and it will reveal something about yourself and your style. According to my answers, I am Dot Matrix (not to be confused with the 1987 Mel Brooks character in Spaceballs or the name of a character on the show ReBoot).

The Dot Matrix font is a 2-dimensional array of dots used ...
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Brave Tyler

Posted by Erich Shelton on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, In : Humour 
The inspiring part of this news article is the fact that dear Tyler has a smile on his face. The fact that he survived this miraculous event surely propels him into the Guinness Book of World Records. And for those women who claim childbirth is painful and women have a higher tolerance of pain—bullshit. Or perhaps I should say…“deershit.” This is proof that guys can do anything women can do and even better.



Lesson:
Use spell check!

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How Do You Know You Are a Typophile?

Posted by Erich Shelton on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, In : Humour 

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Me, Who Else?


Erich Shelton I am an adjunct professor at the University of Southern Indiana, located in Evansville. My favourite subjects to teach are obviously ‘Typography’ as well as ‘Graphic Design History’, 'Senior Seminar' and ‘Computer Illustration.’