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    Extra-Slanty Italics Introduced For Extremely Important Words

    This might come in handy for the asswipes that like to GO bAcK AND FORTH between using various forms of [glow=red,2,300]covering up[/glow] their [move]shitty writing style[/move].

    Extra-Slanty Italics Introduced For Extremely Important Words
    May 3, 2007 | Issue 43•18

    NEW HOPE, MN—In an attempt to address writers' ever-growing word-emphasis needs, Minnesota-based Pica Foundry has developed a new, extra-slanty italic font, design director Jordan Soderblum announced Monday.

    "When writing important words, authors too often bypass regular italics in favor of all capital letters, which not only look awkward but also disrupt the flow of the text," said Soderblum, whose new italics design is slanted at a more acute 60-degree angle instead of the normal 75. "We believe that the additional 15 degrees of slant will allow authors to create a much more intense and immediate reading experience."

    Soderblum said that his design team is currently developing a demi-semibold typeface for writers who "kind of, but not really" want to accentuate subheadings.
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    Re: Extra-Slanty Italics Introduced For Extremely Important Words

    How much does one get paid for writing an article about extra-slanty itlaics?

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    Re: Extra-Slanty Italics Introduced For Extremely Important Words

    I'm surprised he didn't use any "Extra-Slanty Italics" in his article whatsoever.

    Must not be important.

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    Re: Extra-Slanty Italics Introduced For Extremely Important Words

    The original idea was to lay all the letters on their sides for really important words...but too many of the letters fell asleep during that process.
    The frightening side effect of extra-slanty italics is all of the letters getting workman's comp for back injuries while having to lean at that 15 degree angle.

    I'll stick with my all caps.

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    Re: Extra-Slanty Italics Introduced For Extremely Important Words

    "Caine" wrote:
    The original idea was to lay all the letters on their sides for really important words...but too many of the letters fell asleep during that process.
    The frightening side effect of extra-slanty italics is all of the letters getting workman's comp for back injuries while having to lean at that 15 degree angle.

    I'll stick with my all caps.

    Caine
    That turned out to be what is now called "underlining".

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    Re: Extra-Slanty Italics Introduced For Extremely Important Words

    "singersp" wrote:
    I'm surprised he didn't use any "Extra-Slanty Italics" in his article whatsoever.

    Must not be important.
    He should have. It would have made that first RUN-ON sentence a bit more interesting for sure.

    "We believe that the additional 15 degrees of slant will allow authors to create a much more intense and immediate reading experience."
    Because who wants a dull and delayed experience?


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