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You Can Now Write People Up For Design Offenses With ‘Typographic Ticket Book’
By Yoon Sann Wong, 17 Oct 2018
The next time someone commits a design misdeed, you can write him or her up with this ‘Typographic Ticket Book’, created by designers at type foundry Hoefler & Co.
Its aesthetic has been modeled after the standard tickets issued by municipal meter maids, “[a]uthoritatively typeset in Helvetica to provoke maximum anxiety, and jarringly printed in retina-scorching orange.”
Hoefler & Co. explains, “[E]ach Notice of Violation is sure to startle, striking an uneasy chill in even the most upstanding designer. Contains fifty tickets, each neatly perforated for a satisfyingly loud rip prior to presentation. Bound in soul-deadening municipal pressboard, with a heavy-duty 100pt millboard backing, and foil stamped with an official-looking clip art emblem in gold. Police uniform not included, nor recommended. For novelty use only.”
The 32 common design crimes include “poor typeface choice,” “improper kerning,” “improper word spacing,” and “failure to replace dummy copy,” amongst others, where each comes with an appropriate penalty.
You can get the ‘Typographic Ticket Book’ for US$10 via Hoefler & Co.’s online shop. To avoid getting written for a design felony, check out these 10 superb typefaces that graphic designers should use and nine awful ones to steer clear of.
[via Fast Company, images via Hoefler & Co.]
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