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December 20, 2007 10:04 AM   Subscribe


 
Obligatory graphic design nerd knee-jerk thread comment: That's hand lettering, not typography.
I'm very sorry. This is pretty cool, otherwise.
posted by ardgedee at 10:35 AM on December 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Cool. Asterix is the only comic book I have ever really liked.
posted by The World Famous at 10:37 AM on December 20, 2007


That's hand lettering, not typography.

Yes. It's also the page title.
posted by sushiwiththejury at 10:39 AM on December 20, 2007


God DAMN this is fun.
posted by freebird at 10:40 AM on December 20, 2007


I blame Asterix for the fact that, for many, many years, I misspelled asterisk.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:45 AM on December 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


There was no 'v' sound in classical times.

I didn't realize this (despite the obvious clue that the V glyph was used instead of U) until I heard Randy Cohen pronounce caveat emptor as "cow-ee-ought emptor" in the last Ethicist.
posted by tepidmonkey at 12:37 PM on December 20, 2007


To this day I'm still surprised when I quote Asterix books in conversation, and nobody notices. Still, Timeo danaos et dona ferentes, as I always say.
posted by Luddite at 12:56 PM on December 20, 2007


Asterix is one of those things that I see and remember a whole world of my childhood, and conisder how many worlds I can't recall anynmore
posted by milestogo at 1:48 PM on December 20, 2007


this is awesome.
posted by corvine at 1:53 AM on December 21, 2007


So I just spent two hours browsing through this awesome little site. My boss still doesn't know that he's paying me to re-live my childhood on the net.

No seriously, awesome linkage! :-D Thanks for sharing.
posted by the cydonian at 5:17 AM on December 21, 2007


These typographers are crazy.
posted by theiconoclast31 at 11:36 PM on December 22, 2007


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