19 February 2011

Font wonkiness

My Viking buddy Reidar alerted me to this tweet here: “I’m gonna get a tattoo that says ‘Helvetica’, written in Arial. When a woman corrects me on it, I will marry her.”

My wife’s response to this is that if such a woman were enough of a font wonk to spot the difference (I’m paraphrasing here, obviously) she wouldn’t be able to stand marrying someone who has a dirty great tattoo in Arial. (Me, I hate the capital R. So ugly.) She may be right. Prospective font-paradox tattooees, you have been warned.