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Strange Times Pamphlet
« on: October 17, 2013, 03:11:14 pm »
Check it out here: http://imgur.com/aRJvLnD,ajAO6tZ

Text is The Strange Times from Et Cetera Discordia, unattributed. I had SOOOOO much fun putting together the layout, I have like a dozen new dings fonts I get to play with! PDF (with outlines, because fonts won't embed) available upon request.

You can print these out double sided or print two sheets and glue 'em together. Fold in half and hand them out to passers by, or leave them places they're likely to be found. Enjoy!
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Re: Strange Times Pamphlet
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 03:15:54 pm »
Oh yes. As usual, great work.
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Re: Strange Times Pamphlet
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2013, 03:33:19 pm »
That's great!
Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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Re: Strange Times Pamphlet
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2013, 12:27:19 pm »
Cool! I can't find the pope reference that is referred to. Or am i missing something?
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Re: Strange Times Pamphlet
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2013, 01:42:38 pm »
Cool! I can't find the pope reference that is referred to. Or am i missing something?

After "We think it's best to laugh" in italics. Unless you mean the part in the text and then it's next to "STAR WARS."
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Re: Strange Times Pamphlet
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2013, 03:55:11 pm »
Oh shit! This is fucking bad ass testicle!

:mittens: Gojira, for the svelte layout on that piece.

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Re: Strange Times Pamphlet
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2013, 03:01:30 am »
I'm glad you like!

For the font nerds in the audience, the main body text is Highway Gothic, the font that's used in American road signs. It's being replaced with Clearview, a font specifically designed and tested to improve legibility over long distances and at night to reduce accidents caused by drivers making late lane changes. To me, nothing better embodies the spirit of the weirdness that is the modern day than people looking at the road signs that have existed unchallenged for 50 years and going "instead of making these bigger, why don't we just change the fucking font?"
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Re: Strange Times Pamphlet
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2013, 03:02:25 am »
I'm glad you like!

For the font nerds in the audience, the main body text is Highway Gothic, the font that's used in American road signs. It's being replaced with Clearview, a font specifically designed and tested to improve legibility over long distances and at night to reduce accidents caused by drivers making late lane changes. To me, nothing better embodies the spirit of the weirdness that is the modern day than people looking at the road signs that have existed unchallenged for 50 years and going "instead of making these bigger, why don't we just change the fucking font?"

BUT NOT ARIEL. 

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Re: Strange Times Pamphlet
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2013, 03:13:35 am »
I'm glad you like!

For the font nerds in the audience, the main body text is Highway Gothic, the font that's used in American road signs. It's being replaced with Clearview, a font specifically designed and tested to improve legibility over long distances and at night to reduce accidents caused by drivers making late lane changes. To me, nothing better embodies the spirit of the weirdness that is the modern day than people looking at the road signs that have existed unchallenged for 50 years and going "instead of making these bigger, why don't we just change the fucking font?"

BUT NOT ARIEL. 

Don't question it.


 :?
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Re: Strange Times Pamphlet
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2013, 03:14:36 am »
I'm glad you like!

For the font nerds in the audience, the main body text is Highway Gothic, the font that's used in American road signs. It's being replaced with Clearview, a font specifically designed and tested to improve legibility over long distances and at night to reduce accidents caused by drivers making late lane changes. To me, nothing better embodies the spirit of the weirdness that is the modern day than people looking at the road signs that have existed unchallenged for 50 years and going "instead of making these bigger, why don't we just change the fucking font?"

BUT NOT ARIEL. 

Don't question it.


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Re: Strange Times Pamphlet
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2013, 08:48:47 am »
I'm glad font nerd
BUT NOT ARIEL.  Don't question it.
:?
Ancient PD history.  Ariel causes brain bubbles.

then again i do NOT trust my conclusions at all.
Take today's for example five times so far,
right there in front of my eyes
i managed to get #1 / later saw the cam was still set to DST :fnord: :fnord:   :fnord:
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Re: Strange Times Pamphlet
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2013, 01:51:16 pm »
I'm glad font nerd
BUT NOT ARIEL.  Don't question it.
:?
Ancient PD history.  Ariel causes brain bubbles.

then again i do NOT trust my conclusions at all.
Take today's for example five times so far,
right there in front of my eyes
i managed to get #1 / later saw the cam was still set to DST :fnord: :fnord:   :fnord:
must have not pushed the button hard enough on 2 {nothing
correct datte 3 turned out but it was close to an edge?|<ad 170

Hirley0, I never trust my eyes, either.  They make me do stupid things.
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Re: Strange Times Pamphlet
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2013, 12:07:34 am »
I'm glad you like!

For the font nerds in the audience, the main body text is Highway Gothic, the font that's used in American road signs. It's being replaced with Clearview, a font specifically designed and tested to improve legibility over long distances and at night to reduce accidents caused by drivers making late lane changes. To me, nothing better embodies the spirit of the weirdness that is the modern day than people looking at the road signs that have existed unchallenged for 50 years and going "instead of making these bigger, why don't we just change the fucking font?"

Clearview actually also addresses a glare problem called halation that occurs with illuminated reflective material at night.

Simply making the existing typeface larger would mean that signs no longer fit into many places, would increase the cost of replacement, and does little to help with halation.
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Re: Strange Times Pamphlet
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2016, 04:04:19 pm »
Strange Times pdf, with outlines because omg too many fonts.

Also bamp.
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Re: Strange Times Pamphlet
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2016, 05:02:16 am »
Woot!
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