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Broad City
Season 1 Titles

“The design brief from Comedy Central was simple: they wanted bold and colorful hand-drawn animations and a visual identity that exuded the same level of comedy and weirdness as the show. For the first meeting, designer Mike Perry ideated and conceptualized pencil sketches of how they could play around with type. The Comedy Central team, including Glazer and Jacobson, decided they wanted to use all of them, evolving and refreshing the intro with every episode, as if it were a vital character in the show.”

The inevitable misunderstanding of Mx

Transgender woman’s request to become ‘Ms’ refused by NatWest

Staff said she could not have her preferred honorific, but could call herself ‘Mx’ instead – an exchange that left her ‘feeling like a fake’. The bank has now apologised and blamed human error

I knew this would happen as Mx became more well-known, and some errors in the recent media flurry about Mx (namely that Mx is a title for transgender people) are probably part symptom, part cause.

Time to share the misconceptions post again, and a few points pertinent to this post:

  • Transgender people are protected by law here in the UK, in this case in that they are entitled to have whatever title they feel best fits their gender.
  • Mx is not a title for transgender people - it is a title that has no gender, similar to the way Ms has no marital status.
  • Titles are not legally binding, and you should not require any “proof” of your gender to change your title on any records regardless of gender presentation.
  • Title limitations are not a security issue - we have much more sophisticated ways to confirm identity.
  • Degendering trans people is horrible as well as illegal.

I wonder how many Doctor Who fans say to themselves “I want to start watching the classic series,” only to be greeted by these confusingly similar titles:

  • Power of the Daleks
  • Evil of the Daleks
  • Day of the Daleks
  • Planet of the Daleks
  • Genesis of the Daleks
  • Destiny of the Daleks
  • Resurrection of the Daleks
  • Revelation of the Daleks
  • Remembrance of the Daleks
  • The Seeds of Death
  • The Seeds of Doom
  • Terror of the Autons
  • Terror of the Zygons
  • Terror of the Vervoids
  • The Mind of Evil
  • The Face of Evil
  • The Planet of Evil
  • The Ambassadors of Death
  • The Robots of Death
  • City of Death
  • Curse of the Fatal Death
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New this week:

The clever opening to the essay film Beyond Clueless brings all those ’90s and early 2000s teen movies together at last.

Watch the Beyond Clueless title sequence and read our feature interview with director Charlie Lyne and illustrator Hattie Stewart.

It me!

I am in an article about Mx on the Telegraph website, along with two excellents, CJ and Lola.

It’s a really good article! Diversity, accuracy, and a humanising element. :)

Well done, Olivia Goldhill and the Telegraph, for publishing something quite a lot better than the other papers have managed.

Edit: Wow, that came out really passive-aggressive! :S It’s just that it’s the only article I’ve seen so far about Mx that is both accurate and positive, and I’m really chuffed that Olivia Goldhill put the work in and did a great job. :)

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“On second thought, let’s not go to Camelot. It is a silly place.”

It’s Throwback Thursday with Monty Python and the Holy Grail!

Who said traditional text-based opening credits have to be boring? The Pythons (and a now sacked Norwegian subtitler) weigh in.

Watch the Monty Python and the Holy Grail title sequence on Art of the Title

What are some titles in the baking and pastry fields?

I’m sure the majority of you all know that I am a twice certified baker. I occasionally get asked what are the different job titles that are underneath the baking and pastry fields. 

I actually have covered this topic in the past so here is some of the job titles and their descriptions:

Granted there is a lot more job titles than this so you necessarily don’t have to know how to do EVERYTHING because there are some job titles that you are limited to a section of the field such as breads or pastries.

EDIT: Like kimkrypto pointed out, there is overlapping as well.

Where food lovers unite.

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NEW THIS WEEK!

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of 10 women in title design that you should know about.

10 Women of Title Design on Art of the Title