Here’s Randy’s note:
Thanks to Randy Keck for sharing this quote. Says Randy: “I was looking over some notes from a magician’s convention I attended a while back. There was a lecture by a professional magician named John Carney. I don’t know if the quote is original, but here goes. I felt like that applies to us as well.”
I agree, Randy. I agree,
IN THIS ARTICLE for The Guardian, the typographer and program manager behind the development of Comic Sans explain why it was conceived and how it was created.
Thanks to Randy Keck for sending the link.
“Type should do exactly what it’s intended to do. That’s why I’m proud of Comic Sans,” says typographer Vincent Connare. “It was for novice computer users and it succeeded with that market. People use it inappropriately: if they don’t understand how type works, it won’t have any power or meaning to them.”
I get it: there was a reason for Comic Sans. Good. Now…kill it.
WELL…MAYBE WE DON’T want to get tooooo much into pet peeves (or maybe we do?). Because, y’know, we journalist/writer/editor/publisher types tend to be negative and skeptical about a lot of things. Just read Twain or Mencken a bit and you’ll see what I mean.
What this is about is the following note, which I received recently from Randy Keck, Publisher at The Community News in Aledo, TX:
“I so much enjoy your blog and the invaluable information it contains. I consider myself a ‘non-designer designer’ in that I wear numerous hats – publisher, editor, ad sales, and, yes, designer.
I want to pass on a pet peeve just to get it off my chest. Some of our advertisers have people who design and send their ads to me. One is a major auto dealership, and their ‘designer’ sends me their ads in JPG format. Can someone actually be called a designer if you have to request the ad in PDF format with fonts embedded?
RANDY KECK, Publisher of the Community News in Aledo, TX, sent in this gem.
From Randy: “Probably self-serving, as this is my competitor’s front page today, but I could not resist. This is why we really try to avoid acronyms in headlines.”