29 June 2010

Type crimes: Not so close, please


Yet again, we see the power of proximity, in this case wielded unintentionally, to humourous effect. Two things that are close together are going to be seen as related.

From Failblog.

Related posts

I’ve added the label “type crimes” for similar posts, which I never planned on being a series.

To give credit where it’s due, I have, er, stolen? – paid homage to Ellen Lupton, who uses “type crimes” in her book, Thinking With Type, which I’m pleased to learn has a new edition coming out.

When I flipped open my first edition copy, I noticed this appropriate quote:

Design is as much an act of spacing as an act of marking.

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