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Where the "comic book font" came from

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Published on Sep 2, 2016

So...why does all the writing in comic books look like that? Vox's Phil Edwards looked into it and found an aesthetic shaped by comics culture, technology, and really cheap paper.

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Want to learn more about comics lettering? You can't beat the writing of legendary letterer Todd Klein:
http://kleinletters.com/

Special thanks to Collector's World in Annandale, Va, as well as Comicraft and Boom! Studios.

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http://collectorsworldva.com/
http://new.comicraft.com/
http://www.boom-studios.com/

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