|Action Jackson MS
(12 Nov 2009 at 09:00)
| It was a special shame/privilege (tried to come up with a good sounding portmanteau expressing this sentiment; failed; any luck?) to find myself looking at cplusplus.com and to see an animated Microsoft Windows VII advertisement that uses my 13 year-old font Action Jackson:
It is truly my most popular child. I looked around: It turns out that the font is actually part of Microsoft's current enterprise software branding campaign "the NEW efficiency". You'll see it in whenever they try to sell their expensive stuff by the hundreds to CTOs; e.g.
I like to imagine some guys in suits trading whitepapers. The most surreal is their launch event hooha which has extremely boring videos of señor people giving powerpoint presentations which include this branding. For example, join them for the launch event (warning, you need Silverlight and then you gotta wait to download a LOT of this animated lady that's going to be your personal liaison).
(In old, non-ironic sightings news, Tadbot spotted One Constant used on the Scribblenauts site, which game looks awesome.)
|Action Jackson has a posse. I still prefer "CLAP YOUR HANDS."
|The Germans call it "Schandestolzgeschwellt". Strong work!
|I was going to inform you that the Scribblies theme for Firefox (it uses Tombats), but a quick look at the reviews suggests that you already know about that.
|The least they could do is buy you a new car! The advertising company that is. That would be action, Jackson, since it appears they are making money on your art. At least make them give a donation to charity, like your impoverished masters student sister...
|I hope windows vii also incorporates "corrupt.exe"
|Fonts are very inexpensive. It's payment enough to see them around and know I've made my mark on the world.
|37 years from now I will be getting interviewed about the Action Jackson font for a documentary, and I will say something like, "What can you say about Action Jackson? It's just there. It is. It's completely ubiquitous."
|Gary Hustwit's... "Nelsvetica"
|They had this campaign in the works for years but have been waiting for a version of Windows with an appropriate name.