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Rarely can you say "Worse than Comc Sans" with sincerity.
February 8, 2014 11:32 AM   Subscribe

The design studio Kerozen has melded body horror with font design and produced a human flesh font. Not safe for anyone, really.
posted by ricochet biscuit (57 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
The designer must be a man of letters.
posted by Gyan at 11:35 AM on February 8 [16 favorites]


Also, that's what I call a typeface.
posted by Gyan at 11:37 AM on February 8 [22 favorites]


I am against this.
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic at 11:38 AM on February 8 [7 favorites]


So how far are we from actually being able to do this in real life? (I mean not just like advanced taxidermy, but growing them that way.)
posted by aubilenon at 11:39 AM on February 8 [1 favorite]


aubilenon, if my plans go well about 16 months.
posted by LoopyG at 11:40 AM on February 8 [11 favorites]




"Scotty, did you accidentally install Adobe Type Manager on top of the transporter software?"
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 11:41 AM on February 8 [31 favorites]


Is it free for commercial use?
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:42 AM on February 8


if my plans go well about 16 months.

What if they ... don't go well?
posted by aubilenon at 11:43 AM on February 8 [14 favorites]


Is there an eye in I? because that becomes a bit redundant...
posted by HuronBob at 11:44 AM on February 8 [1 favorite]


I wasn't prepared for that.
posted by jimmythefish at 11:44 AM on February 8 [4 favorites]


Needs more acne scarring.
posted by planetesimal at 11:49 AM on February 8 [2 favorites]


So is this a preview of the Hannibal S2 credits?
posted by localroger at 11:51 AM on February 8 [3 favorites]


I don't mind the eyes. But the hair. Oh, god, the body hair.
posted by Iosephus at 11:52 AM on February 8 [2 favorites]


If all the skin is creeping you out they have skinless version.
posted by Confess, Fletch at 11:58 AM on February 8 [2 favorites]


I think they're kinda cute.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:10 PM on February 8 [1 favorite]


So this is what Unown would look like if they were real, I guess.
posted by wanderingmind at 12:15 PM on February 8 [1 favorite]


Nope. Comic Sans is still worse. Hell, Papyrus is still worse. In fact, I'd sleep with this font before I'd use either of those, even in a jokey ironic manner.
posted by sonascope at 12:16 PM on February 8 [2 favorites]


What is this, some sort of Texas chainsaw massacre Sesame Street HD Minecraft mod?
posted by oceanjesse at 12:24 PM on February 8


> What if they ... don't go well?

Hanzi.
posted by ardgedee at 12:25 PM on February 8 [1 favorite]


There are now several I's in "team", and they're all watching you sleep.
posted by Sequence at 12:27 PM on February 8 [16 favorites]


I don't know why everyone is freaking out so much.

Now if the eyes blinked, that would be a different story...
posted by narain at 12:33 PM on February 8 [1 favorite]


Long live the new flesh.
posted by valkane at 12:37 PM on February 8 [2 favorites]


> Is there an eye in I? because that becomes a bit redundant...

You know what they say: An eye for an I makes the whole world wish it was blind.
posted by ardgedee at 12:41 PM on February 8 [4 favorites]


Edited out for being too bleak, this was the original ending of I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream.
posted by munchingzombie at 12:46 PM on February 8


I think Magritte would have made a much better job of this, if by better one means more accessible to the aesthetics of the bourgeois.

Also, kittens. Why not kitten parts next? Could call it Cyriak Bold.
posted by Devonian at 12:48 PM on February 8 [10 favorites]


I just want to point out that "font" and "won't" are only a letter apart.
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:50 PM on February 8 [1 favorite]


I think I'll be replacing Comic Sans on all the computers across the company I work for with this font, and just rename this horrifying font "Comic Sans." That will teach them.

I never thought I would ever be applying the Ludovico technique to solve a font problem, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
posted by chambers at 1:02 PM on February 8 [10 favorites]


I think it's cute. Definitely better than Comic Sans.
posted by yeolcoatl at 1:10 PM on February 8 [1 favorite]


I like it
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 1:26 PM on February 8 [1 favorite]


Talk about using one's appearance to make a statement...
posted by Greg_Ace at 1:36 PM on February 8


Tragic Avec.
posted by anothermug at 1:41 PM on February 8 [1 favorite]


I want a Roguelike featuring all of these stat.
posted by en forme de poire at 1:54 PM on February 8 [5 favorites]


Next project: Comic Sans Flesh Bold Condensed, kerned terribly.
posted by emeiji at 2:05 PM on February 8


Well. As they say on Reddit: nope nope nope nope nope. Nope.
posted by jokeefe at 2:06 PM on February 8


Needs more genitals.
posted by sexyrobot at 2:41 PM on February 8 [1 favorite]


Teratoma Bold?
posted by scruss at 2:45 PM on February 8 [4 favorites]


Mr. Univers?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:54 PM on February 8


i guess i would fuck some of those leters
posted by Greg Nog at 3:06 PM on February 8 [11 favorites]


Oh I could do worse than that. I recall Maya has 3D brushes labeled "Meat" and "Hairy Forearm." You can just scribble on your Wacom tablet and it's like meat or hairy forearm spewing out of a hose. The effect is uncanny.
posted by charlie don't surf at 3:17 PM on February 8 [1 favorite]


I can use it to spell "nightmare fuel".
posted by double block and bleed at 3:51 PM on February 8


This is not the font you use to write letters to the folks back home.

But a resume?
Could work.
posted by BlueHorse at 3:57 PM on February 8 [1 favorite]


too much white people.

(not to mention, too many eyes.)
posted by allthinky at 4:25 PM on February 8 [1 favorite]


I can't find a way to actually use this as a font/typeface. Is it actually a thing like that, or just pretty renderings?
posted by I've a Horse Outside at 4:33 PM on February 8


I hate this font, it's horrible and I had to swallow a shriek. Ew, nope, and ew.
posted by variella at 5:21 PM on February 8


I'm bookmarking this for when I'm making wedding invitations
posted by Rinku at 6:45 PM on February 8 [5 favorites]


And why the fuck is that page fucking with my scroll wheel?
posted by Evilspork at 7:11 PM on February 8


Probably because there is short brown hair growing out of the skin inside your mouse interfering with the roller?
posted by planetesimal at 7:12 PM on February 8 [5 favorites]


if my plans go well about 16 months.

What if they ... don't go well?


8 months.
posted by Ray Walston, Luck Dragon at 7:23 PM on February 8 [2 favorites]


i guess i would fuck some of those letters.

"Dear John, I am breaking up with you in order to have sex with this break-up letter ..."
posted by sebastienbailard at 7:42 PM on February 8 [2 favorites]


I for one do not wish to see the colon.
Not even the semicolon.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:02 PM on February 8 [12 favorites]


nope

nope nope nope nope
posted by NoraReed at 9:56 PM on February 8 [1 favorite]


Let's hope serial killers don't take up graffiti.
posted by Gyan at 10:56 PM on February 8


can we please ban "content" websites from writing things between list items just because they feel they have to
posted by threeants at 11:10 PM on February 8 [1 favorite]


They're cute! I'm reminded of the minions from Despicable Me for some reason.
posted by mikurski at 4:16 AM on February 9 [2 favorites]


This kinda misses the joke when you call it a font, right?
posted by sixpack at 5:38 AM on February 9 [3 favorites]


Once the initial creepiness wears off, I find these annoyingly gender-normative. The "girl" ones don't have excess/body/facial hair. Also eye makeup.
posted by jeoc at 7:26 AM on February 10


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