July 17, 2008

Great #$!@!’in Type

  • What the %@^! does one call those "random non-alphabet characters to indicate cursing?"  Answer: Grawlix.  (Bonus cutting aside: "Is that the sound of a designer waiting for Adobe Updater to complete?"  Oh, from the top rope!) [Via]
  • On Flickr, user "el estratografico" collects "retronomatopeya"–classic sound effects in cartoons.
  • Batman may have gone all modern & hardcore, but "Las onomatopeyas o Batsigns" showcases the sound-effect renderings of his classic, corny past. [Via Rob Corell]
Posted by John Nack at 12:31 PM on July 17, 2008


  • Rob — 1:46 PM on July 17, 2008

    And here I’d been thinking “grawlix” meant cured salmon.

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