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February 19, 2013
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bibliospork:

My opinion on the font used in the president’s speech. I recreated it as well as I could in the 5 minutes I have. If the image quality is bad, I’m sorry; I can’t get tumblr to make it nicer on dashboards. It looks better on my blog.
In my non-professional opinion: The font is good old Times New Roman, with line spacing increased. The reason it looks different is because it also has tracking - the spaces in between the letters - increased, and the kerning - the relationship between specific letters to make the word flow better - is changed.
I could be wrong, though. I wouldn’t swear to it in court…

And there we have it. Nice job, bibliospork!

Kind of disappointed? 

High-res version here, Newsweek. (Context here, for readers at home.) Doing a quick check in Photoshop I can confirm the font is Times New Roman. Evidence below:

That’s Times New Roman, 17.5pt size, 10 tracking. Fun stuff! — Ernie @ SFB

cheatsheet:

newsweek:

bibliospork:

My opinion on the font used in the president’s speech. I recreated it as well as I could in the 5 minutes I have. If the image quality is bad, I’m sorry; I can’t get tumblr to make it nicer on dashboards. It looks better on my blog.

In my non-professional opinion: The font is good old Times New Roman, with line spacing increased. The reason it looks different is because it also has tracking - the spaces in between the letters - increased, and the kerning - the relationship between specific letters to make the word flow better - is changed.

I could be wrong, though. I wouldn’t swear to it in court…

And there we have it. Nice job, bibliospork!

Kind of disappointed? 

High-res version here, Newsweek. (Context here, for readers at home.) Doing a quick check in Photoshop I can confirm the font is Times New Roman. Evidence below:

That’s Times New Roman, 17.5pt size, 10 tracking. Fun stuff! — Ernie @ SFB

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BEST SWIG EVER (ht @ElaheIzadi)

BEST SWIG EVER (ht @ElaheIzadi)

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Senator Marco Rubio, challenging President Obama’s call for green energy investment and call-to-arms on climate change. Obama actually did laud American energy production, oil and natural gas included, but this is one issue on which there isn’t much common ground between the two parties. As such, one man’s “investment” is another’s “waste.”
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Senator Marco Rubio, dismissing President Obama’s State Of The Union calls for investment and government reforms in the GOP response tonight.
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President Obama, departing the Senate chamber following his State Of The Union address, once again in the thick of one of the biggest, and perhaps most deferential autograph-seeking mobs youy’ll ever see. What did you guys think?

President Obama, departing the Senate chamber following his State Of The Union address, once again in the thick of one of the biggest, and perhaps most deferential autograph-seeking mobs youy’ll ever see. What did you guys think?

22:26 // 1 year ago
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Gabby Giffords deserves a vote. The families of Newtown deserve a vote. The families of Aurora deserve a vote. The families of Oak Creek, and Tucson, and Blacksburg, and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence – they deserve a simple vote.
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