Font Choice Matters

I think I might’ve discovered a new pastime. The other night, I browsed and checked “BBC News” for viewing type samples.

It served as a friendly reminder that it is, indeed, important to choose one’s typefaces carefully.

Horsemeat caps


Horsemeat Probe


Meteor Etc.





second day and horsemeat


meteor and Banksy


chimps and Chubby


sea slug

(Lest anyone take offense, I reiterate: these were real, unaltered BBC headlines.)

7 thoughts on “Font Choice Matters”

    • Heh heh. Yeah, poor Chubby. My home page is BBC News, but I found myself going back to look up some of these stories. Sea slugs…? I hope it helps provide some inspiration for your final letter!

    • Not sure what it says about me, seeing as I’m the one who uploaded them in the first place! I must be following the British news too much lately–horsemeat headlines in decorative caps etc had me clutching my sides. And then I started fantasizing an actual copy of the New York Times with headlines in cutesy display faces…


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