(The Vatican's digital scrapbook)

The Vatican celebrates pope emeritus with comic sans

The Vatican's digital scrapbook uses the much-maligned font to commemorate Benedict's best moments


Katie McDonough
March 2, 2013 1:51AM (UTC)

The Vatican may have deleted the pope emeritus' Twitter feed (digital archive available here), but they created another place on the Web for those interested in a walk down papal memory lane: A Vatican-approved digital scrapbook.

The 62-page album features a collection of photos from L'Osservatore Romano, the Holy See's newspaper. In it, you'll find images of Benedict doing very pope-like things, such as holding both of his hands in the air, wearing big hats, wearing small hats, riding trains and petting dogs.

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But considering the decadence of the papal retreat, Castel Gandolfo, one would think the Vatican would have more dough to spend on a Web designer. The pope's scrapbook looks like something out late-90s Geocities, utilizing the much-maligned comic sans font to provide caption captions for each picture.

You can view it in full here.

 

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Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at kmcdonough@salon.com.

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