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Someone pored over an HD copy of 2001: A Space Odyssey and wrote an article about typefaces and company logos used therein (also contains the text of the zero gravity toilet instructions).
http://typesetinthefuture.com/2001-a-space-odyssey/

Date: 4 Feb 2014 12:37 am (UTC)
wordweaverlynn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] wordweaverlynn
Delights my font-geek heart.

Date: 4 Feb 2014 07:13 am (UTC)
silveradept: A kodama with a trombone. The trombone is playing music, even though it is held in a rest position (Default)
From: [personal profile] silveradept
Looking at what the past thinks the future looks like is always interesting.

Date: 4 Feb 2014 07:55 am (UTC)
silveradept: A kodama with a trombone. The trombone is playing music, even though it is held in a rest position (Default)
From: [personal profile] silveradept
Or worse, the future refuses to change.

Date: 4 Feb 2014 07:25 am (UTC)
thnidu: an elegant ligature, or monogram if you will, of the letters "wtf". lj:wordweaverlynn, from typophile.com (WTF)
From: [personal profile] thnidu
Wowwowwow, thank you! Boosting:
http://thnidu.dreamwidth.org/1261209.html
http://thnidu.livejournal.com/1366884.html

(I thought that neat ligature would be topical here.)

Date: 4 Feb 2014 07:53 am (UTC)
silveradept: A kodama with a trombone. The trombone is playing music, even though it is held in a rest position (Default)
From: [personal profile] silveradept
How does one pronounce said ligature?

Date: 4 Feb 2014 06:15 pm (UTC)
thnidu: Tom Baker's Dr. Who, as an anthropomorphic hamster, in front of the Tardis. ©C.T.D'Alessio http://tinyurl.com/9q2gkko (Dr. Whomster)
From: [personal profile] thnidu
Dr. Whom, Consulting Linguist, Grammarian, Orthoëpist, and Philological Busybody, replies:

/ˈwʌtðəˈfʌk/. That is, pronounce the ligature as the expansion of the initialism that it represents: "What the fuck".

(Thanks to Charlotte Taylor d'Alessio for creating depicting "Dr. Whomster" and for permission to use her work.)

Date: 4 Feb 2014 09:02 pm (UTC)
silveradept: A kodama with a trombone. The trombone is playing music, even though it is held in a rest position (Default)
From: [personal profile] silveradept
Our thanks to Dr. Whom for the valuable lesson.

Date: 4 Feb 2014 06:16 pm (UTC)
thnidu: A propellor beanie with an icebag. Smoffing the Filkers, http://bit.ly/eNgQ0T (fanac)
From: [personal profile] thnidu
Years ago a friend sent me the text of said instructions. They have been on my bathroom door ever since. :-)

OT

Date: 4 Feb 2014 06:19 pm (UTC)
thnidu: ADHD, in the style of the AC/DC band logo (ADHD)
From: [personal profile] thnidu

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