Thursday, November 22, 2007

Jon's cranky pet peeve

i don't know if it's the rain or the lack of daylight, but i've been really cranky lately. my one pet peeve, which i can usually keep in check is setting me off and kind of negatively impacting my life.
here's the thing... maybe it's just me, but i don't know why graphic designers who work on posters for jazz festivals feel compelled to take the letter "J" in the word jazz and replace it with a picture of a saxophone. memo to those designers: the two are not interchangable. it doesn't spell the word 'JAZZ' it technically says something along the lines of: "saxophone AZZ." and you know what? i don't want to pay ten bucks to participate in that. and besides, if we followed your example and replaced all 26 letters with jazz instrument pictographs, our written language would become too cumbersome to use for anything, jazz fest or otherwise.

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