Re: A new point about fonts to argue and speculate over

Subject: Re: A new point about fonts to argue and speculate over
From: Richard L Hamilton <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net>
To: TECHWR- L <TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- TECHWR-L -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 09:42:08 -0800

I recently saw a picture (can't locate it now) of a lawn sign for a local school board candidate that had the candidate's name in Comic Sans, in a too-small typeface. Then, to add insult to injury, the rest of the text (something like "for school board") was so small that it was unreadable for anyone driving by.

In this case, I don't think the candidate intended to use Comic Sans so that you would be more sympathetic to his/her message:-).

Richard
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On Nov 5, 2012, at 9:03 AM, Porrello, Leonard wrote:

> Comic Sans would be appropriate on several levels.
>
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> Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2012 8:24 AM
> To: Keith Hood
> Cc: TECHWR- L
> Subject: Re: A new point about fonts to argue and speculate over
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> So we need a law requiring all political ads to use Comic Sans?
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
> On 11/3/2012 5:48 PM, Keith Hood wrote:
>> I just read an article that basically says you can make people change the intensity of their feelings on issues if you force them to read about the issues in a font that is difficult for them.
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Re: A new point about fonts to argue and speculate over: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: A new point about fonts to argue and speculate over: From: Porrello, Leonard

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