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The Reason Why Every Internet Meme Uses The Same Font
By Yap Yen, 31 Jul 2015
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Have you noticed that every Internet meme uses the same font?
In a recent article, Vox traces the history of the typeface called Impact, which is created in 1965 by Geoff Lee using hand-cut metal.
The typeface was valued from the beginning for its legibility, especially over images. The thick letters were easy to read and are designed to stand out. Impact became one of the “core fonts for the web” when Microsoft licensed it from Monotype, in a standard font pack that would work across the Internet.
Since then, ‘Impact’ has become the default font for the meme, existing on computers across the web. So much so that we expect memes to look a certain way, with the font being an important element.
Read more here.
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