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List of design and font jokes

Here’s a collection of fonts about jokes and graphic design found around the internet. (thanks to Tom Saaristo for emailing me this first joke)

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Four fonts walk into a bar.

The barman says, “Get out! We don’t want your type in here.”

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How many designers does it take to change a light bulb?

Couldn’t say–ask an account executive.

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How many web designers does it take to change a lightbulb?

Three. One to change the structure, one to update the style, and one to blog about the inadequate bulb support offered by today’s socket manufacturers.

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What font did the astrologist use to write the daily horoscopes?

Futura

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1st Designer: “Wow, you always have so many fonts, where do you get them from?”

2nd Designer: “Oh they come from Monaco, Geneva, Chicago, New York‚Ä
I get them delivered at various Times throughout the day‚Ä

1st Designer: “By who?”

2nd Designer: “A Courier!”

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What did Helvetica say to Arial?

You’re such a copy cat.

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What did the horse say to Bordeaux?

Why the long type face?

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One font meets the other in Rome. He asks: “Hey, are you a roman too?” “No,” says the other, “but i’m an Italic!”

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A font walks up to Gill Sans and asks: “do you want to go out with me?”. But Gill Sans says “no”. “Why don’t you want to go out with me?” the other font asks. Gill Sans: “Because you’re Grotesque!”

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If you have anymore puns about fonts or jokes about graphic design, please leave them in the comments.

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Tom Saaristo
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Is Arial really a copy of Helvetica? I’ve recently started appreciating Arial, as long as it’s bolded and at 8.5. I know a few designers who LOVE Helvetica and I never understood it until I started playing with the tiny but bold Arial.

unlikelymoose
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great jokes. I’m rolling on the floor with laughter. Well, not really. But they still are very amusing. history of Arial: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arial basically, Microsoft ripped off Helvetica in 1982. What a surprise. Microsoft ripped off someone else’s work.

Astrolabe
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Arial lacks the refinement and diversity/assortment Helvetica does. While the differences are small, they can be appreciated. Helveticas upper case R for example. — Here’s my joke How do you get a web designer off of your front porch? PAY FOR YOUR PIZZA! haha

J Daniel
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J Daniel

Thanx Fred Ouch that hurt

Justin Min
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Justin Min

Times New Roman cowboy walks into town and shoots Helvetica and declares “There’s a new Serif in town”

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Joke: comic sans

Anonymous
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Edel Lougheed
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Practice safe design: use a concept!