Taking spy shots in a retail outlet can be kinda sticky. Once busted, try explaining to security that you work at a “font company” and you thought it was funny that the Fisher Price Chatter Phone has been reissued with one of your typefaces on the package. Proceed to tell them you’re too cheap to buy it and a photo would do you just fine. If that doesn’t work, tell them you also needed to document that crazy space between the “T” and “e”. Swear that the kerning doesn’t suck that bad when the fonts ship to the customer and how the seasoned designer should have clocked that and/or called us before sending that thing off to print.
Posted by Andy Cruz on December 12, 2005