Why Memes Use the Same Font

No matter how diverse their images or messages may be, internet memes are bound by one common thread: their font. That bold, white lettering is actually a typeface called Impact, and was released in 1965 by designer Geoff Lee. After becoming a “core font for the web” and securing a spot in Microsoft Paint, it reached international meme-dom when an explosive “I can haz cheezburger?” …

Street Memes Walking Tour

Eyebeam created a new web site at streetmemes.com to track street art, stickers, stencils, posters and visual memes (self-replicating ideas) that are posted, copied and mutated in the streets of New York and around the world. Very exciting, though I can’t help but wonder whether spelling it all out for the general public defeats the whole purpose of subversive and esoteric street art. Anyway, as …