When typographers get high

Designers work hard, they work really hard, and often get little sleep…all those nights of kerning while in “charrette” can cloud anyone’s judgement and make in the office, what we call in french “un pétage de plombs”.
This video from a bunch of crazy and funny typographers made me laugh pretty hard!

They actually decided to pay a tribute to a font, Neutra font (until then it’s pretty normal, after all it’s a great font!)…but well singing Lady Gaga’s Poker Face…and doing the dance…I wonder what they were into when they made it
So I’m not wasting more of your time, just watch it!


If you feel like singing along, here are the lyrics below:

I lay it out like they do in magazines
check out this typeface it’s like smoking nicotine (I love it)
using Adobe’s not the same without a Mac
if it was lead it would be lined up on a track

oh,oh,oh,oh, ohhhh, ohh-oh-e-ohh-oh-oh
I’ll mock it up, show you what I got
oh,oh,oh,oh, ohhhh, ohh-oh-e-ohh-oh-oh
I’ll mock it up, show you what I got

You’ll read my,
You’ll read my,
You can read my Neutra Face
(Even if it’s bold italic)
You’ll read my,
You’ll read my,
You can read my Neutra Face
(Even if it’s bold italic)

N-n-n-neutra face, n-n-n-neutra face
nah nah nah nah
N-n-n-neutra face, n-n-n-neutra face
nah nah nah nah

Thought about Futura but the em space was to wide
not even when condensed,believe me i’ve already tried
Gill sans the G is wack when it’s in lowercase
Avante Garde you make me hard but like Helvetica you’ve been played

oh,oh,oh,oh, ohhhh, ohh-oh-e-ohh-oh-oh
I’ll mock it up, show you what I got
oh,oh,oh,oh, ohhhh, ohh-oh-e-ohh-oh-oh
I’ll mock it up, show you what I got

You’ll read my,
You’ll read my,
You can read my Neutra Face
(Even if it’s bold italic)
You’ll read my,
You’ll read my,
You can read my Neutra Face
(Even if it’s bold italic)

N-n-n-neutra face, n-n-n-neutra face
nah nah nah nah
N-n-n-neutra face, n-n-n-neutra face
nah nah nah nah

I won’t tell you that you’re modern
post- or nouveau
cause I’m hype’n with my type’n
I’m not freehandin’, letterpressin’, texting or skywriting
like a finger on a keyboard
break a nail before I cross you
see my references, reference this
check this font cause it’s sans serif

You’ll read my,
You’ll read my,
You can read my Neutra Face
(Even if it’s bold italic)
You’ll read my,
You’ll read my,
You can read my Neutra Face
(Even if it’s bold italic)

For those with some courage, i dare you download the song and put it in your ipod!
and for the other ones who preffer Lady Gaga’s version (or haven’t seen it before) here’s the original version (i try to embed the official youtube video from the label so i dont get problems with it…)

via: Design observer

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