Sans Forgetica, a font to make you remember


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/10/04/sans-forgetica-a-font-to-make.html


#2

The thumbnail gave me a double take. Being cropped on the edges, it reads, “cream into your pillow”

Can’t say I never have, but…


#3

Or just take your notes using one of these;


#4

You’d probably be better off taking notes by hand. If your handwriting is a little difficult like this font, maybe you could get the best of both worlds. https://www.npr.org/2016/04/17/474525392/attention-students-put-your-laptops-away


#5

Yeah… that. Although I can say I never have, but to each their own. It’s a big world full of interesting people…


#6

LOL George Castanza LOL

(I’m surprised he didn’t bring up the 3 boobed models from Milan.)


#7

Scream into your pillows
Shout into the skies
The smoke still billows
And the republic still dies

Serious question: what is that? Google couldn’t help me. Rob did you just make that up? It’s great.


#8

No way, I always set my study notes in a 24-point display font. Isn’t that the simplest way?


#9

I second that emotion.


#10

Thank you.


#11

Is there a monospace version for coding?


#12

…the letterforms are designed to be difficult to read headache inducing without losing their legibility…"

FTFY


#13

This was helpful until my brain got used to the font. Now it is as easy to read as any other. Perhaps they could plug in some ever-evolving randomness to how the letters break-up?


#14

My trick was to turn the book upside down when I came to important passages. Slowed my reading down to a speed where the words stuck.


#15

Related trivia:

I always used to advise my students to do their study reading with three different coloured highlighters and a pen.

Colour #1 was for “this is important”; colour #2 was for “I don’t understand this yet”; colour #3 was for “this is bullshit”.

The pen was for making sarcastic comments in the margins.

It worked for me.


#16

Sarcastic comments like, “D-, do better.” and “See me after class.”


#17

This looks really cool and seems like a great solution for our app WRIO Keyboard, to improve the learning experience for new users. We’ve included it in our Alpha today; if your interested you can see how it works for yourself: https://icoaching.polldaddy.com/s/wrio-beta-test - Happy to get your feedback on including Sans Forgetica in our app :slight_smile: Cheers, David


#18

51%20AM


#19

Free font!


#20

Milan? Surely Eroticon VI? :thinking: