This email stabbed my eyes this morning.

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Dina Lydia's picture
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This email stabbed my eyes this morning.
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Only this forum would appreciate the pain...to think that someone deliberately formatted this newsletter/advert.

She took great care, within the limitations of the email format, to make it appear cheerful: a mix of Comic Sans, Times Roman, Georgia and Arial, including italics and underscores, in five colors and many sizes. Sprinkled with typos and bad punctuation too.

We have to file this under "doesn't know any better" but am I wrong to think less of this correspondent? I've disguised the personal onfo.

This is just one third of the entire email, which went on and on and on...

J. Craigen's picture
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Joined: 23 Jan 2008 - 8:50am
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Ow.

Ben McElroy's picture
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Joined: 12 May 2007 - 7:02pm
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Proof that HTML email is evil and very, very wrong! I jest...but only just barely.

Ben Mitchell's picture
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Joined: 12 Aug 2007 - 4:05pm
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That is awful, horrible and ghastly. Thank you ;)

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Joined: 14 Mar 2007 - 3:40pm
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that looks a lot like what customers do with their websites once they get content management with the brakes off!

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Joined: 22 Nov 2008 - 2:59pm
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Ugly -- but educational: see entry in e-mail for Sunday, April 26.

I never knew there was a connection between dance...

...and type design...


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         When going from A to Z,
         I often end up At Oz.

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Joined: 17 Jun 2005 - 1:36pm
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Oh, aren't you lucky to receive something like that!
I suppose she was trying very hard to make it look interesting, but this could be used as a perfect example of why one should hire a professional.

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Joined: 6 Jun 2005 - 6:57pm
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Absolutely beautiful... The bright RGB colors, especially! ;-)

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I thought I was familiar with most ignorant idiosyncrasies of punctuation, but the double comma is a new one on me. I am at a loss to imagine the intent.

Mili Carr's picture
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Joined: 17 Jun 2005 - 1:36pm
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But hey,

Dina Lydia's picture
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"VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE" - that's an original thought, eh? If her dance follows the theme as her typography does, the Turkish, Egyptian, Moroccan, Latino, Bollywood, and East Coast swing styles would be fused into one glorious routine.

You all crack me up. This is so much better than showing this in horror to my husband or a friend and getting a "so what?"

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Email is new, but the impulse to deploy every typographic weapon in your arsenal at once is as old as type itself.

Yves Peters's picture
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Joined: 7 Nov 2002 - 11:00am
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It is indeed fascinating to see how two apparently identical designs but (more than) a century apart are viewed so differently. This reminds me of an old newspaper advert, possibly for The Guardian, which depicted two photographs of naked women in almost identical poses. One had a slender body with small breasts and a rather timid/detached facial expression, while the other had voluptuous forms and looked more… forthcoming. The slogan said something like "Why is this art and this porn?"

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> If her dance follows the theme as her typography does, the Turkish, Egyptian, Moroccan, Latino, Bollywood, and East Coast swing styles would be fused into one glorious routine.

I actually like those fusion styles. B)

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Joined: 6 May 2005 - 4:33am
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Comic Sans is the Punk Typeface. When I was at uni I was a fine art major and we just wanted to piss you off!!! Shock is better than boring...

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Joined: 8 Jan 2007 - 10:28am
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Perfectly observed, Mojo.