Blasted on Masthead
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Blasted on Masthead

masthead_5.gifThe letters pages of this month’s issue of Masthead magazine are positively snark-laden. Taddle Creek’s Editor-in-Chief sees fit to quibble with the high praise given Spacing Mag’s buttons in last mo’s issue for not using an authentic TTC font. But the actual backgrounds on the pins aren’t real either – Designer Matt Blackett illustrated them to represent the look of the TTC stations – so it’s a bit of a silly point of contention. That said, Taddler-in-Chief Conan Tobias alights us to the fact that a TTC font is available from typographer David Vereschagin. TOist wants in on said fontage, be it postscript, truetype or falsetype.
The letters fun continues with an embarrasing I’m-so-bored-I-have-to-write-unsolicited-letters-to-magazines note from Sheila Copps. Seemingly miffed that she wasn’t included in the magazine’s gimmick of last month (Write a letter to the founder of Maclean’s on the occasion of the magazine’s 100th anniversary!), Copps writes a perfectly superfluous letter, heaps on the same praises that others did, and manages to somehow slug the CBC’s Greatest Canadian contest, by way of a link most tenuous to the longitude of Maclean’s.