April 18, 2004

McDonald's Censors Font

A font made out of corporate logos, was recently changed because McDonald's thinks they own the letter 'M'.

The typeface, called Capitalis Pirata, is distributed by Plazm Media and was created by Dutch designer Roland Henss, "in an effort to explore the meaning of corporate iconography in our world."

McDonald's attorneys claim that Plazm's usage of the "golden arches" as the letter M in the Capitalis Pirata font is "likely to confuse the public." Plazm says "In an effort to stay in business and avoid a lawsuit against the largest hamburger chain in the world, we have forcibly removed the lower case M from the alphabet."

Posted by steev at April 18, 2004 04:44 PM