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December 1, 2009 8:22 PM   Subscribe

Neutra Face A SLYT for the font-geeks out there (and I suppose there are some Gaga geeks around as well).
posted by captain cosine (43 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
GGG
posted by hermitosis at 8:27 PM on December 1, 2009


I'm fonts over Gaga!

Actually I pretty much imagine most mefites to look like these guys, Lady Gaga-singing and all. I'll be really disappointed if most people here turn out not to have ridiculous mustaches.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 8:40 PM on December 1, 2009 [4 favorites]


Very impressive. And funny. That one guy can really dance, or at least move sinuously.
posted by amtho at 8:41 PM on December 1, 2009


Least irritating font-geek post in a long time.
posted by boo_radley at 8:42 PM on December 1, 2009 [3 favorites]


Also needed more beardy-dude-licking.
posted by boo_radley at 8:43 PM on December 1, 2009


Even in, bold italic!
Kinda in love with all those bearded guys now.
posted by typewriter at 8:51 PM on December 1, 2009


Is this LATFH?
posted by letitrain at 8:54 PM on December 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Restores my faith in type.
posted by Partial Panel at 9:43 PM on December 1, 2009


Actually I pretty much imagine most mefites to look like these guys, Lady Gaga-singing and all. I'll be really disappointed if most people here turn out not to have ridiculous mustaches.

I have a beard right now, but only because i'm too lazy to shave.
posted by empath at 9:44 PM on December 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


I do sing Lady Gaga in the shower, though.
posted by empath at 9:44 PM on December 1, 2009


Needs more leading.
posted by davejay at 9:52 PM on December 1, 2009


Is this LATFH? (letitrain)

In this particular instance I believe it's LATFAWESOMEH.
posted by ocherdraco at 9:58 PM on December 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: most people here turn out not to have ridiculous mustaches.
posted by dhartung at 9:58 PM on December 1, 2009


lovely. the keyboard was kind of nasty and a bit too loud but hey, I love neutra face.
posted by krautland at 10:15 PM on December 1, 2009


As a minor-league font nerd who sang Poker Face in karaoke league a few weeks ago, I really enjoyed that. Also, I'll be nthing the awesomeness of the bearded dudes, and even the Gael Garcia Bernal kind of dude without a beard at all.
posted by immlass at 10:27 PM on December 1, 2009


Geeky & awesome.
posted by Pronoiac at 10:54 PM on December 1, 2009


I don't know if there's much (or any) overlap between font nerds and theatrical lighting nerds, but clearly Lady Gaga lies in the middle of that strange Venn diagram. The electricians from Santa Fe Opera recorded a similar video called Focus Tape.
posted by Thin Lizzy at 11:24 PM on December 1, 2009


I used Neutraface in a project a couple of years ago and now I can't stop seeing it. My girlfriend even recognizes it (I think it's the off-center crossbar on the E). I seriously saw it 3 times today around Manhattan.

And even after all this it's still a gorgeous font. Although I feel nerdy when I pronounce it correctly.
posted by Brainy at 11:28 PM on December 1, 2009


Hm...I'm a little confused here. It made me laugh and turned me on. I can't be the only one...


Right?
posted by too bad you're not me at 11:36 PM on December 1, 2009 [3 favorites]


Hm...I'm a little confused here. It made me laugh and turned me on. I can't be the only one...

I sent it to a friend of mine and all she said was: "I'd hit it if he were straight."
posted by empath at 11:41 PM on December 1, 2009


That was really good. Something about Poker Face makes it so easy to adapt.
posted by Peztopiary at 11:50 PM on December 1, 2009


Metafilter: I'm a little confused here. It made me laugh and turned me on. I can't be the only one...

Is that how I do that?
posted by jpziller at 12:04 AM on December 2, 2009


I want to do an elocution lesson called "Pronouncearazzi."

And in it I'm going to vent 8 years of rage at George Bush.
posted by greekphilosophy at 12:15 AM on December 2, 2009


Missing the awesomebeards tag.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 12:38 AM on December 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


So. Awesome.

I'll be really disappointed if most people here turn out not to have ridiculous mustaches.

I was actually contemplating shaving my current ridiculous mustache, Solon. I'll keep it a couple more days at least to stave off any disappointment.
posted by EatTheWeak at 12:49 AM on December 2, 2009


I'm confused; I recently grew my Joseph Conrad type moustache. Initially because I didn't shave for a few weeks because of illness and then out of sheer wtf attitude about my life in general.
Nobody I know wears any moustaches/beards save for a few guys who do the 3 day stubble thing.
So I felt rather eccentric.

But now seeing this video I'm worried. Please explain the semantics of this kind of moustache/beard to me. Am I sending out unintentional gay vibes? That's not what I aim for. I'd rather have female attention.
Or is this a hipster thing? I'm not sure we have hipsters in NL. If only because the word is english. Can you be middle aged and hipster? Is that desirable?

Btw the video is fun even though caring about type is to me comparable to caring about stamps.
posted by joost de vries at 4:10 AM on December 2, 2009


Although I feel nerdy when I pronounce it correctly

Ooh, do you get all German and pronounce it "noy-tra-fah-seh"?
posted by grubi at 5:23 AM on December 2, 2009


I am a font nerd, and I love Neutra. It's always been a "go-to" font in my design work; I have 85 (!) weights on my computer.

Please don't hate me.

Thanks for the post.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 5:34 AM on December 2, 2009


Is this further proof of the Lady Gaga mind control experiment?
posted by Eumachia L F at 5:43 AM on December 2, 2009


It's like all my ex-boyfriends made a movie!
posted by The Whelk at 6:04 AM on December 2, 2009 [3 favorites]


I won't tell you that I love you
Kiss or hug you
Cause I'm bluffin' with my muffin
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:00 AM on December 2, 2009


I crawled out from my bunker to watch the original video for the first time after seeing Neutra Face and have to say that the parody is at least 197.3 times more creative than the original.

The costumes and office setting had a real Mad Men sort of feel, except that everyone knows that Gill Sans is the font of Sterling Cooper (Neutraface not being available in 1961 in normal, condensed, bold or italics).
posted by autopilot at 7:03 AM on December 2, 2009


I have an unshavable mustache. It leaves a dark, obvious shadow, no matter what I do to shave (electric, cartridge razor, etc). If I go for a closer shave, it fights back by leaving a painful rash.

I'm thinking it's probably because my MeFi account has intrinsically changed me, and someday I will need to embrace a full, luxuriant beard.

Also, I like Lady Gaga, and I normally hate pop music. Clearly, I'm well into the transformation.

IT COST ME WAY MORE THAN $5, MATT!
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:04 AM on December 2, 2009 [7 favorites]


I love Neutraface.

But just to be sure I'm read correctly: a parody work whose major elements are drawn from existing works (a music video and a television show) is more creative than their originals.

No envy there.
posted by mistersquid at 7:50 AM on December 2, 2009


s/read/reading/
s/envy/ressentiment/
posted by mistersquid at 7:51 AM on December 2, 2009


Amateurs and dilettantes.

If they had been actual geeks, they'd be pronouncing it correctly. (NEWtra? Bah!)
posted by m450n at 9:25 AM on December 2, 2009


Love. Love. Love. Love. Love. Love. Love.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 9:37 AM on December 2, 2009


But now seeing this video I'm worried. Please explain the semantics of this kind of moustache/beard to me.

Graphic designers, man. Architects do glasses, graphic designers do beards.
posted by Diablevert at 9:51 AM on December 2, 2009


I liked the part where there were bearded men dancing. So lithe and so hairy.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 7:31 PM on December 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


From the YT info:

in the throws of fun we were having

That's a new one, hadn't seen that before.

Bailed after 10 seconds.
posted by intermod at 8:24 PM on December 2, 2009


I liked the part where there were bearded men dancing. So lithe and so hairy. (Cold Lurkey)

This is just to say

I have ogled
the hipsters
that were in
the video

and which
you were probably
ogling,
too, yourself

And goddamn,
they were delightful
so lithe
and so hairy
posted by ocherdraco at 5:14 AM on December 3, 2009 [3 favorites]


Architects do glasses, graphic designers do beards.
So I'm a latent designer apparently.
posted by joost de vries at 3:35 AM on December 4, 2009


I was actually contemplating shaving my current ridiculous mustache, Solon. I'll keep it a couple more days at least to stave off any disappointment.

D'aw, thanks.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 1:39 PM on December 4, 2009


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