The System 527: Order of It All

Thanks to Rachel for help with the punchline.

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The System 524: The Tale of Eric Gill

All of this is 100% true. You can read more about him here on Wikipedia (I know Wikipedia isn’t the best source, but it is in itself from a biography published in 1989). In fact, check out this book that Mr. Gill wrote (courtesy 0f Paul Annett on Flickr):

Creepy dude, right? Makes you wonder about all those clean, crisp curves of Gill Sans.

Some other time, I’ll have to tell you about Mrs. Eaves.

Oh, and as I mentioned the other day, my computer’s display died. I’m making due with a weird monitor configuration for now, but as I posted the other day I’m looking to try and get some money together for the repair or a new one. Here’s the same donate button:


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The System 487: Gee

You’ll never look at type the same way again.

Last day to preorder Hipster Union shirts!

To be honest there’s only been a few orders so far. I’m still going to order them, but if I could get 4 more orders today I’d be happy. How happy? Happy enough to get you guys extra comics! If I get four more Hipster Union shirt orders today (Wednesday), I’ll make FIVE new comics next week. A new comic every day all week long next week! All you have to do is buy a shirt, or at least spread the word on The Facebooks and The Twitters. Just tell them:

LAST DAY to preorder the new Hipster Union shirts for only $15! Spread the word! http://hilariawesome.com/16

If you want to be one of the four, click this link here or the image below:

TV Devouring Commenced

I posted the other day looking for shows to watch, and the outpouring of replies was HUGE! I’m going to follow up on all that later today, but before I forget to say it, THANK YOU to everyone for getting back to me.

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A few days ago I received an email with this graphic in my DEPARTMENT OF ART faculty email:

Words could not describe my feelings on the matter. So instead of trying, I posted it on my Official Unofficial Twitter! This is where you loving Systemics come in, as long-time Systemic and all-around awesome dude Sleshy stepped up to the plate and knocked one out of the park!

If you get it, you’re in the right place. And thanks again, Systemic Sleshy! If you ever come up with something cool or even remix an old comic, send it my way! If it’s funny (and I’m not too swamped with emails) I’ll post it on the site.

Want to congratulate Sleshy? Ever received “Word art” this bad? Post your thoughts in the comments!

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The System 440: Yermom Serif

I think this means I’m going to have to develop the typeface. Just think, Yermom on campaign posters. Yermom on album covers. Yermom’s ligatures, ascenders and descenders. And of course she has some mean drop caps.

Buy A Shirt And Kick Cancer’s Ass

If you buy the “Beards Turn Laziness into Awesomeness” shirt or the new “Moustaches Turn Lazy into Classy” shirt, I’ll donate $10 per shirt to Movember‘s prostate cancer research. So buy one! Or two! Or ten! The holidays are around the corner after all.

Show Tonight in DC Metro Area!

If you’re in Virginia or anywhere in the DC metro area, you should come to an all graphic design-based Super Art Fight show. It’s tonight, for free! Here’s the basic info:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm LAB at Artisphere
1101 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209

And here’s a link to more.

Listen to Me Prattle On

Fes of the Webcomic Beacon has started a newscast to cover the latest news that applies to webcomic fans and creators. The idea is to have a show somewhere between 2 weeks and once a month. We’ve recorded one so far and while it’s a little bumpy, I think it’s still worth a listen. Here’s the site, let me know what you think!

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The System 428: Univers-All

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The System 424: What Designers Hate

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Thanks to Systemic and long-time friend of The System Marty Fn Day for sending me this amazing poster. Well he sent me a link to the poster. If he actually sent me the POSTER that would be way cooler. Hear that, Marty? Huh?

It’s a painstakingly detailed image of almost 1,000 different zombie references from movies, books and games all in one great poster. The site even lets you zoom in and pan around to see all the references! Definitely worth checking out. Seems like they may start making more of the same, be sure to stay tuned to FreakingAweso.me.

CHECK IT OUT »

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NSFW but hilarious and amazing. Cee-Lo’s “F**K YOU.” – Boing Boing

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When one person sends me something, I strongly consider posting it. When 5 people do, I give in already. Thanks to all of you Systemics who sent it my way, it is a good read.

Written from the perspective of one of the most reviled typefaces, McSweeny has put together a manifesto of sorts from Comic Sans.

Listen up. I know the shit you’ve been saying behind my back. You think I’m stupid. You think I’m immature. You think I’m a malformed, pathetic excuse for a font. Well think again, nerdhole, because I’m Comic Sans, and I’m the best thing to happen to typography since Johannes fucking Gutenberg.

Very much worth a read. LINK »

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