Design World Outraged By Frond Font Affront

Design World Outraged By Frond Font Affront: “

Last week the U.S. Navy undertook a rescue mission, recovering three men who had been stranded on a desert island. The unlucky trio had set sail from Pulap, an atoll in the Federated States of Micronesia, and their boat was reportedly capsized by a large wave. The men swam overnight until they miraculously reached Fanadik, a deserted island. After spelling out ‘HELP’ in the sand using palm fronds, they managed to be seen by a Navy spotter plane, and the men were subsequently rescued.

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But not everyone is happy. ‘When I saw the image, I was outraged,’ said [REDACTED], a Professor of Graphic Design & Typology at [REDACTED]. ‘Look at the font—it looks like some kind of bastardized Verdana. It’s horrific. This just goes to show you how poor the state of global design education is. The way that they have rendered the letters is disrespectful to our profession and completely dismissive of the great strides typology has made.

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Man escapes SUV dangling off cliff, then gets hit by bus

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Man escapes SUV dangling off cliff, then gets hit by bus: “A man who managed to escape from his SUV as it dangled over a cliff in California was injured moments later when a bus struck him as he wandered onto the road, according to Los Angeles County authorities.

The Malibu-Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station published a statement to Facebook after the Saturday accident along with a photo showing a vehicle hanging precariously off a cliff on Malibu Canyon Road.”

Keep this in mind the next time you think you’re having a bad day…

(Via USA Today.)