Posts Tagged ‘Typography’

Warning: this article contains NSFW offensive language and an excruciating gaffe.

Friday marked 100 days until the official release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 – be still our beating hearts – and the franchise managed to celebrate in the worst way possible.

The Hunger Games’s official Twitter account released a (now deleted) poster where the worst-of-all-never-let-it-be-breathed-in-public C-word was accidentally strewn right across dear old Jennifer Lawrence’s face.

Now we know JLaw’s a sport, but really. Gentlemen. NONE of you noticed before you did this?

Find art director. Fire his or her sad ass.

cunt

 

Thanks to The Independent for the spot. And most of the rest of the internet. Jennifer will be starting to wish the damn thing had never been invented.

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Thanks to George Takei on Facebook (who apparently has one of the most followed FB pages in the world: yes, that’s right, Mr Sulu re-inventing himself in his old age) this hilarious Hallmark moment has been doing the rounds on various bits of the three wubbleyoose.

 

I know a few people I could buy this card for.

I know a few people I could buy this card for.

 

But the world of type, and especially of type kerning (that’s how much of a gap you leave – or don’t leave – between the letters) has many more delightful examples to entertain us. Try this:

 

They reliably assure us they rent more than porn vids.

They reliably assure us they rent more than porn vids.

 

Just think, someone looked at that in the cold, grey light of dawn and OKayed it.

Sometimes, it’s the design of the type.

 

Clearly an unusual taste sensation.

Clearly an unusual taste sensation.

 

We think we’ve eaten a few of those.

But our favourites are always those where the use of type really, really, REALLY produces something people just wouldn’t say. Which is why this is our FInal example.

 

Why would they need that? And how would they do it?

Why would they need that? And how would they do it?

 

All other examples, as always, gratefully received. And thank you, David O, for the first one.