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Photo(s) by Nick ShermanImported from Flickr on May 20, 2013.
Source: Uploaded to Flickr by Nick Sherman and tagged with “blackchancery”. License: Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike.

A backhoe contractor, Ricky Pearce, poured concrete into hand-drawn molds to create the 40-ton, 17-foot-high legs. Then, he lifted them into place with a crane. Complete with some landscaped foliage, strategically placed, the display is making some folks chuckle, and others shake their heads in disgust. “The project took about three years,” Pearce said. “I was inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s legs, with the skirt blowing.” —

Black Chancery is one of the oldest shareware fonts and has haunted homemade D&D guides, scrapbooks, and other DTP since the ’80s. Its shapes are curiously and uniquely bad. How did they get this way? Reading this 1991 description, now I know. — @typographica

1 Comment on “Reminiscing”

  1. May 21st, 2013  4:30 pm

    See also this recently posted use: Fear of Flying

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