posted by Deron Bauman in design, love, typography | * | 20 comments
Though, anyone who would recognize the mistake wouldn’t agree to marry a guy with an Arial tattoo.
But, and correct me if I’m wrong, couldn’t you just square the points on the e‘s and the c and add a little more tail to the a? With the help of a good tattoo artist… voilà, marriage material.
P.S. How do you make the plural of a single letter? Apostrophe and italics?
I think the standard is capital then s? I’m sure Cindy, India, or Sheila will know.
What if, as in this situation, the idea only applies to the lowercase version of the letter?
What Deron said. The exception is when the capital and s could be confused for a word (as in As). In that case, an apostrophe may be used. But it makes my butt hurt.
Oh, if the illustration requires the use of lower case, then the apostrophe is necessary (as written above by Luke). But please, Luke–and I mean this–don’t do this again.
I’d have written it as:
But, and correct me if I’m wrong, couldn’t you just square the points on the ‘e’s and the ‘c’ and add a little more tail to the ‘a’?
And anyway, the answer is no. Those are the most obvious differences, but there are others, and there are some places where you’d have to remove ink.
Motherfuck me. Are y’all boys trying to run me off? Jesus.
Let me just state for the record that I would never marry anyone with an Arial tattoo, ironic intentions or not.
Helvetica written in Univers, though, would be a different story.
You guys know about this, right?
Yep. Also, fuck ITC Garamond.
Cindy, thanks and sorry. It will never happen again.
She threatened to fly to South Africa once.
It’s okay, Luke. I’m getting through this.
Whew. I’m glad. It was like a Bermuda Triangle of strangeness: typography, grammar and tattoos.
Story of my life.
Futura in a heart (a la “Mom”) in Goudy Old Style italic on my bicep.