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[PHOTO] Comic Sans for the Lieutenant Governor, Ontario Legislative Building

Comic Sans for the Lieutenant-Governor, Ontario Legislative Building

While visiting the Ontario Legislative Building for Doors Open on Sunday with a friend, said friend noticed that the document announcing the most recent appointment to the office of Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, David Onley, was written in the font Comic Sans.

I don’t get the hatred of this font, the sort recounted in this BBC article. I think it a pleasant and mildly goofy font, quite suitable for friendly or informal occasions. It’s just that I certainly didn’t think it suitable for an official document like this one!

[PHOTO] Wayne Gretzky by Andy Warhol, 1983, at Queen’s Park

Wayne Gretzky by Andy Warhol, 1983, at Queen's Park

Touring the Ontario Legislative Building on Sunday the 25th as part of Doors Open in Toronto, this print of a 1983 Andy Warhol painting of Wayne Gretzky stood out in a collection of portraits of prominent Ontarians. The CBC Digital Archives have a clip of the portrait’s launch here.

Written by Randy McDonald

May 27, 2014 at 1:04 pm