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amnesiajune

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It's worth noting that "town planning" used to be an Olympic competition. I wonder if we would medal in it today.

It was really a medal for planning an individual building or building complex. All four gold medals and five of the eight others went to stadiums, the other three went to parks.
 

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With two different typefaces simply leaving some space there would have sufficed. I guess they could just remove the vertical bar and all would be well
 

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The symbol between CF and Home is a vertical bar: |

Read here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertical_bar
A vertical bar (from a typographical standpoint) should *always* extend above and below the X-height of the preceding/successive text. It acts as a positive visual gutter between two statements/words and is meant to stand out from the rest of the text. Otherwise the questions arise: Is it a vertical bar? Is it the letter I? Is it a lowercase L?.

Seriously, CF designers should know this. But I suspect that some committee or marketing manager somewhere said "but it looks weird. Make it the same height." Much as I'm sure interesting architectural designs are beaten down into beige-tinted suburban mediocrity when their buildings need a reno.
 

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I thought the trailing vertical bar in red was an exclamation point at first, although I did see the first vertical bar as a vertical bar. It is oddly done.
 

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Didn't even notice the vertical bar at the end there to be honest. It's the first one that really bothers me!
 

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