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February 15, 2012 5:29 PM   Subscribe

Do you like cats? Do you like fonts? Do you like cats... and fonts?
posted by The corpse in the library (50 comments total) 48 users marked this as a favorite

 
Comic sans didn't disappoint.
posted by IjonTichy at 5:30 PM on February 15, 2012


THIS is AWESOME!!
posted by BlueHorse at 5:33 PM on February 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is the first time I've ever liked Times New Roman.
posted by El Sabor Asiatico at 5:33 PM on February 15, 2012


I just glanced at this, grabbed the link, and went to post it on the fb wall of my friend who s a graphic designer and a crazy cat lady. Thank you!
posted by rtha at 5:34 PM on February 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


Via The Frogman, I should say.
posted by The corpse in the library at 5:35 PM on February 15, 2012


Helvetica: best name for a cat ever!
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 5:37 PM on February 15, 2012 [3 favorites]


They couldn't have picked a better example for Impact.
posted by radwolf76 at 5:37 PM on February 15, 2012 [7 favorites]


Well now no one has to post anything ever again for we have reached the apotheosis of the internet
posted by The Whelk at 5:38 PM on February 15, 2012 [22 favorites]


I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into these fonts, or why.
posted by ceribus peribus at 5:42 PM on February 15, 2012 [6 favorites]


Many years ago - pre-Internet, in fact - I house-sat for a couple who had named their black cat "Bold" and their gray cat "Demi-Bold". At the time I thought, who the hell thinks up the idea of combining "cat" with "font"??

Little did I know.
posted by Greg_Ace at 5:44 PM on February 15, 2012 [5 favorites]


I made you an ANDALE MONO but I CODED IT.
posted by clvrmnky at 5:48 PM on February 15, 2012 [5 favorites]


I should add that my graphic designer crazy cat lady friend used to have a cat named Gill Sans and one named Fenice.
posted by rtha at 5:49 PM on February 15, 2012


A cat is really more "sans gills" than Gill Sans....

...Except for Aquacat, and we do not speak of Aquacat.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:57 PM on February 15, 2012 [3 favorites]


How have I not yet made a Batman mask for my cat Moxie?
posted by jwhite1979 at 5:59 PM on February 15, 2012


Those are prescription lenses?
posted by goethean at 6:02 PM on February 15, 2012


Needs more George Wendt eating beans.
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 6:10 PM on February 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


No, that is not the right cat for Cooper. This is.
posted by evilmidnightbomberwhatbombsatmidnight at 6:16 PM on February 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


> Do you like cats?

Yes!

> Do you like fonts?

Yes!

> Do you like cats... and fonts?

NO!!!!
posted by blue t-shirt at 6:24 PM on February 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


I apologize. In hindsight, the <blink> tag was WAY overboard.
posted by blue t-shirt at 6:26 PM on February 15, 2012


I will constrain my threadshitting from this point on to standards-compliant markup.
posted by blue t-shirt at 6:27 PM on February 15, 2012 [3 favorites]


Your "Cats as Fonts" website intrigues me and I would very much like to subscribe to your newsletter.
posted by empatterson at 6:28 PM on February 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


evilmidnightbomberwhatbombsatmidnight, I was going to say the same thing. Well, I didn't have that suggestion, but Cooper is the single font that didn't work for me.
posted by needs more cowbell at 6:29 PM on February 15, 2012


My new kitteh is named Milo...and it turns out there is a Milo font. It's slender and elegant and has an appealing curve in the tail of the lower case a - just like him! Now I need to find fonts for everyone I know, except my son Cooper, he's all set.
posted by Biblio at 6:35 PM on February 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


Much to my surprise, I can't explain why I don't hate this.
posted by Davenhill at 6:52 PM on February 15, 2012 [1 favorite]




Bank Gothic - Yeah, like I'm gonna let my paper-shredding tabby get ahold of actual cash. (She's partial to used dryer sheets -- just tears the crap out of 'em. And Kleenex straight from the box.) I do appreciate that the cat is fat, though.
posted by wallabear at 7:11 PM on February 15, 2012


I did not want to like this. I refused to like this. I... I...

I love this.
posted by Splunge at 7:11 PM on February 15, 2012 [3 favorites]


Yeah, like I'm gonna let my paper-shredding tabby get ahold of actual cash

I used to give my cat, a giant who I would catch sitting up in my desk chair like he was a business cat, a couple bucks every once in a while. I'd take it back in exchange for wet food and chide him for having poor business sense. He could have gotten twice the food at the store.Too bad he had no pockets to carry the money. Sucker!

Cats gotta get over this no water and no clothes thing if they expect to get anywhere in corporate America.
posted by Ad hominem at 7:39 PM on February 15, 2012 [7 favorites]


Porcelain is a lovely font that I was unaware existed until just now. Is it a free font, or one I'd have to pay for?
posted by misha at 7:42 PM on February 15, 2012


And THIS is the obvious Cooper cat.
posted by misha at 7:45 PM on February 15, 2012


I really don't want to imagine any of Eric Gill's fonts as a cat macro...
posted by elsietheeel at 7:48 PM on February 15, 2012


Although he was into dogs, not cats.
posted by elsietheeel at 7:49 PM on February 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


And this is the look that says, "Oh God, you're trying to find what font I am now, aren't you?"
posted by maryr at 7:54 PM on February 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


Is Dingbats up for adoption?
posted by sfkiddo at 8:18 PM on February 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


I swear, I was using an ATM the other day and one of the interstitial screens had a stock photo, a fistful of money or something -- and in the bottom right, in all-caps Impact font, "GET CASH". I think they plugged the photo into a lolcats generator and used it verbatim.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 8:50 PM on February 15, 2012


I lost my shit at Futura. Full points, internet.
posted by en forme de poire at 10:11 PM on February 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


maryr: Monaco?
posted by en forme de poire at 10:15 PM on February 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


sfkiddo: "Is Dingbats up for adoption?"

I'm not sure that Dingbats is up for anything.
posted by Splunge at 10:37 PM on February 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


Great. Now I'm going to spend the rest of the evening trying to determine what fonts my cats most resemble. Which font breaks stuff and is why you can't have nice things? Wait, Comic Sans is already taken.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 11:15 PM on February 15, 2012


You know, I was really expecting to see cats lounging around in the shape of letters. I totally pictured it in my mind. I am disappointed. Or I suppose I should say in internet cat-speak, I has a sad.
posted by Belle O'Cosity at 11:48 PM on February 15, 2012




Computer Modern?
posted by erniepan at 1:27 AM on February 16, 2012


misha: "Porcelain is a lovely font that I was unaware existed until just now. Is it a free font, or one I'd have to pay for?"

Seems to be free, the creator's list of fonts, free and not, is here, and has quite a few interesting things, especially if you like vector grunge. There's a commercial one called "Monster Days" that looks like a more elaborate version of Porcelain, too.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 2:23 AM on February 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


Kittens on legendary album covers.

Clearly Impact is my type.
posted by andreidp at 5:44 AM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Loved this hard.
posted by Kimberly at 6:44 AM on February 16, 2012


misha--I really like Porceline a lot, myself. I can't figure out its provenance, but it's certainly widely available for free, e.g. http://www.dafont.com/porcelain.font
posted by Squid Voltaire at 1:48 PM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Saw this yesterday and thought it would be dumb. Sometimes I'm shocked how wrong I can be.
posted by troublewithwolves at 5:02 PM on February 16, 2012


Pretty sure I've seen Helvetica on the L train during the morning rush. All iPhone in one hand, coffee mug in the other, darting through people's lets and rushing up the stairs at Union Square.
posted by thecaddy at 7:26 PM on February 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


I started crying at dingbats and then lost the ability to breathe at futura, leaving me in the position of trying to laugh & cry quietly so my wife could sleep while I died. Now I'm dead.
posted by empyrean at 4:30 AM on February 17, 2012 [4 favorites]


They couldn't have picked a better example for Impact.

I disagree...
posted by Rhaomi at 8:11 PM on February 18, 2012


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