Today the Jezebel chat room briefly derailed from its more pressing conversations about breaking news and cultural events, as it is wont to do, with a chat about the importance and impact of certain fonts—particularly the unconscious assumption that copy written in serif fonts is more important (read: newsworthy) than…
Remember how, in 2011 or thereabout, everyone was all mad at Comic Sans for the crime of being ugly and dopey? Those days are gone. Gibraltar crumbled, Rome fell, and Comic Sans has descended from its cheaply upholstered sans serif throne in the community reading room at the San Rafael Public Library.
You've waited a thousand years, enduring goofy font-laden email and flyer after goofy font-laden email and flyer. But finally justice has prevailed. Behold—a usurper to the crown of the House Comic has arisen. Now we enter the dawn of the Age of Comic Neue.
It's been a good week for the olfactory glands, eau my, what with George Takei releasing his very own scent and, thanks to the limitless capacity of ironic advertising campaigns to separate people from their holiday bonus money, the arrival of Helvetica: The Perfume.
As mentioned earlier, the cover of Sarah Palin's memoir, Going Rogue was released today. Since we don't yet have access to the idiocy that lies beneath, we decided to take a closer look at the cover, from an artistic perspective.