so basically someone made a redesigned version of Comic Sans and holy shit I never knew I could warm up to something that resembles Comic Sans like this
I’m not a typographer so my eyes aren’t trained for this but I think I might use this from now on
I really like this new version!
One question, though: I use Comic Sans in all the documents that I hand out to my students because this font is easier to read for those who have dyslexia. (Especially compared to some of the fonts that are majorly used in textbooks, like Times New Roman.) Can anyone tell me if this new version is as easy to read as the original one for someone with dyslexia?
Great font! I like how it lacks the “clumsy” feeling of comic sans, but it retains the casualness of it. I am also very interested by the question about dyslexia, just above, so if anyone has an answer, please share it :)
Alright, here’s something funny. These boys in my hall went outside in their undies to take some photos in the snow. Funny, right? They’re trying to get attention and it’s hilarious. Us ladies choose to do the same, we are wearing more clothing, and are doing the exact same poses. We are wearing as much clothing as is acceptable at the pool or the beach, at the gym, etc.
There is a serious double standard here— us girls have gotten responses like:
"What’s the point of being half naked?"
"*ahem* sluts *ahem*"
"What’s wrong with you females?"
Or worse, what my mother said. Her initial shock was apparently because she thought I was in my underwear, but when I told her I was in a swimsuit, she was suddenly happy I was having fun in college.
The idea here is that we are doing the same thing. When arguing this point with one of my hallmates, he said “But men’s bodies aren’t built the same, you don’t see girls getting pumped up over a topless guy, but how many guys do you think are gonna get all crazy over a topless girl?” Seriously? Really? Women don’t need to dress in order to avoid a reaction from men. You’re mad because you can’t control yourself? Men can pose in their undies in the snow without an issue because women aren’t going to go wild over it? Keep it in your pants, that’s your responsibility, not ours.
The double standards are killin’ me.
"Keep it in your pants, that’s your responsibility, not ours." Is literally one of the best quotes I’ve ever heard. Thank you.
and the fact that underwear and swimsuit bottoms are the same thing yet are perceived as totally different when labeled. They ignore the fact that they’re selling the same thing just with a different fabric and name.
Really can’t believe this is still goin’ around! Wow!
"you don’t see girls getting pumped up over a topless guy" AH AH AH AH AH! Yeah, us women are completely devoid of any hormons or sexual arousal. We don’t even see topless men. We have that thing in our brains that happens, and when a guy wanders around topless out of a bedroom he suddently becomes invisible to us. Biology, such a wonderful thing!
the reason why it’s unreasonably difficult to get PoC representation in cartoons or illustrations is because as an artist if you even think to put in PoC you will literally be ordered (in coded language) to take out PoC by people with the power to fire you
I had the same thing go on with trying to include POC and also fat characters when I worked in advertising. You try to include anything other than young skinny white people and you’re blatantly shot down by the people who know how much money you make and how every penny of it counts for you.
It’s important, as consumers of media, to seek out diversity in what we view. And I know it’s one of those things that we shouldn’t have to reward, but we do have to speak up when we see portrayals of people outside the “norm” and let the creators (and their bosses) know that we appreciate it. Speak with dollars if you can.
I’m working in a small creative agency in France and we do our best to include non white characters and female (and I often imagine some of them non-binary). I have the chance to work with people who are not all white male (one is white, one is black, one is half white half asian and i’m a queer white female with blue hair). I currently had only one problem with a client who did his best to force me to white wash a very tan girl and to erase the mixed-race gay couple i put in the video. Earlier in our relationship as agency and client, he asked for some “diversity” in the video. He asked for “a woman” and “a character of color”. You need to understand that in France, it’s racist to say “a person of color” and my coworker (black guy) and me (female) looked at him with horror. At some point I made a joke about having a blue skinned character in the video. After all, he asked for a “character of COLOR” !
We do our best to represent as much as different people we can but it’s HARD with stupid clients. And I’m only talking about skin color and genders/sexes. Please don’t let me start with stupid ideas clients had.
I’ll always love how your client asked for a woman and a “poc” for diversity’s sake. like the white male is a kind of norm??? IN FRANCE??? LMAO.
In 2010, I used to work for a french TV network, and we had a few channels for kids. I was in the broadcasting department, so I basically was viewing a shitload of DVDs for my bosses, and telling them which ones could be interesting to buy (I had no power of decisions). One of my co-workers was specialised in the anime section. One day, she received a very cool animated series picturing the life of a girl and her family of Indian origins, in a western country (probably the UK). The series showed some of their customs, it talked a bit about traditions, but also about other universal stuffs. The character design was really good, and for us, it was a big yes. But our bosses just told us to shut up on the spot. They literally said in our faces, there was no way they would buy that anime, because the characters weren’t white. Most of them wouldn’t wear westerners clothes (there was lots of beautiful saris), and they had traditions that weren’t ours “so how could kids understand it, and relate ?” (this is a direct quote, it’s burned in my memory).
Yes, because kids are obviously stupid that way. They can relate to a fucking yellow sponge wearing pants under the sea, or teletubbies, or to fucking POKEMONS, but humans with brown skins and saris, nope. No way. That’s not going to happen.
I heard so many misogynist, homophobic and racist bullshits working there, it just made me hate TV even more than before. They are not even trying to make it good and inclusive. They think their audience are dumb and should only be fed shit.
I love this image so much.
I’ve seen some women who are offended by this and say it’s ridiculous that her cleavage is showing and things of that sort.
Personally, I think it’s great.
Why should we have an image of a women with her hair tied up and flexing her muscles like she’s a man? (not that that isn’t great too!) In a way it suggests that when our hair is down, our breasts are visible and we wear (GASP) lipstick, we’re somehow lesser than men? We can do it! We can be feminine and successful.
You see what I’m saying here, ladies?
You don’t have to lose your femininity. Being feminine is great. Being masculine is great. Strength is not limited to one way of being.
oh my fucking god, this again
Have you even looked at the actual Rosie the Riveter poster lately?
She’s ALREADY WEARING LIPSTICK. AND MASCARA. AND BLUSH. Her eyebrows have been PENCILED AND TWEEZED. And underneath her work bandana? HER HAIR HAS BEEN CURLED. Rosie the Riveter is a beautiful woman. This image in no way implies that wearing feminine apparel (like cosmetics) is a negative thing.
The reason that she has her hair up and her shirt buttoned and is flexing her arms has nothing to do with prudery, or with trying to be “masculine” (as if shows of physical strength are unique to one gender). It has to do with the information at the bottom of the poster: Rosie is involved in war production. That means doing hard physical labor in a 1940s factory, where large heavy machinery can easily snag a loose lock of hair, or a bit of jewelry, or an undone button. “Makeover” Rosie would not be able to do the real Rosie’s job without serious risk of injury to herself or the people around her. In that sense, the new poster is implying that no, women are NOT capable of doing the same work as men, because they are too weak/vain/self-absorbed/whatever. The old poster is saying that, while still being feminine, women are just as capable of doing the same work as men.
Also? The new and “improved” Rosie was specifically drawn to be ANTI-FEMINIST. “[William Murai] created this image for the Brazilian Alfa Magazine to accompany an article about the End of Feminism. 'The idea was to remake the famous feminism symbol “Rosie the Riveter” [into] a lady who is giving up on her duties and trying to look sexy again.’” (emphasis mine)
Giving up her duties and trying to look sexy? For whom, exactly? According to the artist (and the patriarchy), men. In other words, quit your job, look hot, find a man, gb2 the kitchen, and make me a sandwich, bitch. Also known as THE SAME TIRED-ASS SHIT WOMEN HEAR EVERY. FUCKING. DAY.
The new poster is not “progress.” It is not about women being “feminine and successful.” It’s about the exact opposite: women being reduced to their appearance and their sex appeal according to the standards imposed by the male gaze. She is pretty, but that’s all she is, because that’s all women are supposed to be. The real Rosie (you know, the feminist icon?) is beautiful, and feminine, and strong enough to do the work necessary to keep her country safe, just the same as any man. Her worth is not in her appeal as a decorative object, but in the product of her labor and her own awareness of her abilities.
Rosie the Riveter. Accept NO substitutes.