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March 20, 2024 11:05 AM   Subscribe

Elle Cordova is a poet, singer, comedian, filker, science geek and more. She recently published three hilarious brief skits where she embodies 20 fonts hanging out and gossiping. Compiled with open captions 4:12 at this single YouTube link. With her former Raina del Cid persona previously and previouserly
posted by Jesse the K (13 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
I just sent the link to my husband and informed him I actually want to marry this video. Not the performer/creator - the video.
posted by atomicstone at 11:18 AM on March 20 [5 favorites]

It's a little reductive but sometimes you can get a read on how awesome somebody is based on who wants to work with them, and her collaborations with Toni Lindgren and Josh Turner are spectacular - that entire musical universe probably deserves a FPP of its own.
posted by range at 11:35 AM on March 20 [7 favorites]

She is so funny!
posted by ellieBOA at 12:32 PM on March 20

I must admit I've watched this more than 30 times, and each viewing yields yet one more ridiculous detail. Evidently I'm with you, atomicstone.
posted by Jesse the K at 1:53 PM on March 20 [2 favorites]

I feel as if Gill Sans is ripe for inclusion. Practically begging for it.
posted by tim_in_oz at 2:10 PM on March 20

Ooh, I'd only seen the first two clips, thanks for sharing!

Any other Montserrat fans around? I'd never used it before but now it's in my work style guide.

I think I'm one of the only people who's passionate about the style guide, but it brings me such joy! Being sent something in single-spaced Times New Roman and being able to make it so much more... welcoming is very satisfying to me.
posted by Audreynachrome at 8:58 PM on March 20 [1 favorite]

Elle's videos and songs are all ingenious and hilarious. I was thinking recently after watching one of her videos how admirable it is that she plays with so many different forms of making creative things.
posted by umbú at 9:50 PM on March 20

She did one with the planets in the solar system as well. Earth has no social skills, and Saturn has this awesome hippy aesthetic.
posted by Zumbador at 10:26 PM on March 20 [3 favorites]

My boss sent me a document in Aptos for the first time yesterday so that section was particularly funny to me.
posted by joannemerriam at 9:11 AM on March 21 [1 favorite]

"Papy's gonna read me some poetry in a pita cafe."
I'm pretty sure this series is proof of genius.
posted by Rora at 6:47 PM on March 21

Mod note: We feel very justified in having a Helvetica good time putting this post on the sidebar and Best Of blog!
posted by Brandon Blatcher (staff) at 8:24 AM on March 22 [1 favorite]

She's awesome and I just realized she's Reina del Cid, who I also thought was awesome, and now I have to go get checked out for prosopagnosia.
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