On Complaints Over Typefaces

The media can be stupid.

While that can be a general complaint, in this case, there’s a specific reason I say that.

Hillary Clinton has come under fire because she wrote her resignation letter using the Poor Richard font.

Really? Seriously? She goes in for criticism because of the font?

I’ve used Poor Richard. I suppose it’s meant to evoke Benjamin Franklin. It’s a nice font. It’s not my favorite font (that would be Palatino Linotype), but it’s a font with character and style.

If she had used Comic Sans, I could see a reason for criticism. But she didn’t.

But even then, it’s just a font.

Just a font.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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