(Trigger warning: This piece uses “font” and “typeface” interchangeably.)
CNN tweeted out a question the other day: “Can a font be racist?” The only proper answer would be “Yes, and I am sorry for using it. I will do better. And by the way, what font was it?”
A stereotypical “Asian” font, made of triangular brushstrokes. As the article put it: “For years, the West has relied on so-called ‘chop suey’ fonts to communicate ‘Asianness’ in food packaging, posters and ad campaigns. But such fonts perpetuate problematic stereotypes.”
What doesn’t? A slab of marble sitting on a vast desert plain can be problematic, …
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