Fontroversy #1: "Wingdings: Cheugy Emoji?"Fontroversy #1: "Wingdings: Cheugy Emoji?"

Fontroversy #1: Wingdings

Good news, everyone! We just hit 25,000 listens—which is even more impressive considering that it's been less than a year since we hit 5,000! To celebrate (and not at all to cover a production gap caused by my having to move), I'm sharing the first episode of the limited series spin-off I made with my DES 399 class last term, Fontroversy! It's a really hilarious way to get anyone at all excited about fonts with a great mix of silly stuff and true history, and should be perfect for anyone who likes what we do here.

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Wingdings: Cheugy Emoji?

When Wingdings becomes a sore subject around the studio, Lena and Sean turn to guest expert Lea Thompson to help settle once and for all what good those dingbats are for.

Researcher: Lena Hall

Story Editor: Malia Masterson

Segment Producer: Lea Thompson

This episode was recorded Tuesday, May 23, 2023 and originally published July 20, 2023.



Fontroversy was created by the students of DES 399 Public Design Communication in the Spring of 2019 as part of Portland State University’s Graphic Design program in Portland, Oregon. You can learn more about PSUGD at You can learn more about the PSU School of Art+Design at

Host: Lena Hall

Show Art: Robert Ditty

Social Media: Ashley Heeke

Producer: Sean Schumacher

Editorial Assistance by: Orion Cortez

Music: “How Can Things Be” by Holizna


For more about Fontroversy, visit or follow @fontroversy.psugd on Instagram.

Sep 7, 2023
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