Impact Font

Impact Font

Updated Nov 12, 2010 at 09:40PM EST by Brad.

Added May 19, 2010 at 05:27PM EDT by Jason Skimmer.

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Impact is a realist sans-serif typeface designed by Geoffrey Lee in 1965 and released by the Stephenson Blake foundry. Its ultra-thick strokes, compressed letterspacing, and minimal interior counterform are specifically aimed, as its name suggests, to “impact.” Impact has a high x-height, reaching nearly to three-quarters the capital line. Ascenders are short, and descenders even shorter. The face is intended for headlines and has only limited use in text applications. The face bears comparison with the similarly designed, but narrower, typeface Haettenschweiler, the Letraset face Compacta, and the Linotype face Helvetica Inserat.

Impact is one of the Core fonts for the Web distributed with Microsoft Windows; perhaps because of its ubiquity, it is commonly used in image macros.

Such as this one…

It has been used very very VERY frequently on I Can Has Cheezburger

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Jason Skimmer
Jason Skimmer

The answer to all your questions…

The reason why I think of Imapct Font is a meme is because of the benefits of thr font it attracts your attention it gives a more tougher or more funnier look on to any type of images macro from place to place and without it there will be no advice dog, lolcats, epic fails, all those memes that use impact font would be nothing at all so thats the specific reason long story short its what gives a picture its lols


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