Friday, December 14, 2007

Colour Me Blood Red

Does this new layout hurt your eyes? Speak now, or forever endure white text on a blood red background!

If anyone knows the font used for Quatermass and the Pit, please let me know.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

White on red is certainly patriotic. Not sure if I like the blue side bars though.

Susan

Sean Woods said...

How can your blog claim to be non-partisan when it blares Liberal red at us?

Something is afoot, here...


Seriously though, I'm not a fan of the red background.

Anonymous said...

Aaargh, please kill the red BG. Flipping from that to the white BG on the Leave A Comment Page just hurts my eyes!

Earl, as a wordmsith, you must understand the First Commandment of Layout: Make Thy Text Readable!

Do No Harm To The Eyebulbs Of Thine Readers.

Anonymous said...

The font for the Quatermass poster you are re-imagining was completely hand-drawn. Each letter is unique, even if it appears more than once. It's pretty unlikely anyone would go though the effort to make it into a computer font, although never say die.

I've looked through my font lists and found some that are mildly close. You need to be looking for cartoon fonts, preferably British animation. There's no way I am going to say any more on this topic until you restore colour sanity to your blog. Your prose should be vivid, not so much the colour scheme.

AllanX said...

A) I miss the big face.
B) Why the hell didn't the powers that be (Adobe, Microsoft) design fonts so that there could be multiple shapes for each glyph? For years I've imagined being able to type and for each letter it would randomly pick from one of, say, four slightly different designs. Then you could get convincing hand-lettering fonts.