SHERRIK, C’EST MOI, QU’EST CE QU’IL SE PASSE
“Shekkik”? = Jean-Luc
“Je pas”? = J’ai faim.
I love the way foreigners understand french. Cute” —(via kasia-diaries)
-Paul: Let’s go;)!
-Me: Haha, yeah: first lunch, then shower, then finding a public lavomatic, then buying a baguette and FINALLY staying home!
-Paul: I like the list;)
-Me: [20 minutes later] Actually, slight modification: laundry is for tomorrow… F-it!” —A story of procrastination on New Year’s Eve!
Just got an e-mail from my representative from the Academy of Art … in Comic Sans. I think someone needs more time at art school, cause you definitely don’t send e-mails in Comic Sans. Or use Comic Sans ever.
Here’s what a friend of mine receiving a message from the Academy of Arts in San Francisco where she studied for summer school, last July.
It may sound extreme to a lot of you, but over time I’ve been able to develop some sense of design, for things, websites, products, and even for clothes. I don’t necessarily have the capacity to do it myself, in the case of prototyping a product or website, but when a good one is easy to identify. And it gets easier overtime.
And then there’s this very situation I quoted at the very beginning of this article. It is a known fact around the interwebz that Comic Sans is probably the worst font/typography (I always get confused) that you can use. For anything!
Therefore it is absolutely unacceptable that an establishment such as the San Francisco Academy of Arts uses it. It should be a model, something that non-artsy people look after for references and inspiration. Even for something like emails, the smallest thing to do would be to use one of the boring-yet-professional font like Helvetica (don’t get me started on Arial!)
But Comic Sans? Really? Did you put an 8 year old behind the computer when you were about to format the whole damn thing?
– Yes! What?
- You know the new tree painting we did on the garage last week.. Up until around the year 2050 people generally did not have paintings on houses!
– What? Were they grey?
- Well, yes, many were. Often they would paint villas in One colour, like blue or yellow, but very rarely in more than one or two colours and almost never any pictures. Most apartment houses and government buildings and so on were grey. Artists sometimes went and painted on tunnels, grey municipal buildings and so on, but the pictures were washed away! By the government!
– …Was art forbidden?
- Well no, but it had to be in special buildings only. Some people felt that houses was not to be painted on, except in one pale colour all over.
– Wow.. How dull.
- Yes, my son. Now lets get our jackets and go pick some fruit.” —Lucas Lundström for Street Art Utopia