The orange bouffant hairstyle that’s as much a part of Donald Trump as his brash rhetoric we all know (and don’t necessarily love) has just been spotted in the ‘T’ of the New York Times logo.
A little swirly silhouette of his trademark mane can be seen in the publication’s font, thanks to a tweet on Monday from journalist Jennings Brown.
It’s a sight that can’t be unseen and a reminder of the man who continues to creep into our lives in little ways after winning an election that let him creep into our lives in the biggest of ways.
Once you see Trump’s hair in the New York Times’ typeface you can’t ever unsee it (I’m so sorry) pic.twitter.com/XtqLYPAHNv
Jennings Brown (@tjenningsbrown) December 12, 2016
From its shape to its color, Trump’s hair has long been a spectacle of pop culture, once referred to by the Times as a “citrusy mystery” sometimes “swirled … like frozen yogurt.” Vanity Fair has described it as “Burnt-Cheetos auburn” while the Washington Post has said maybe it’s a shade better described as “orange Creamsicle.”
The evolution of how, and with what frequency, we talk about Trump’s hair seems to reflect how we have grown to deal with him in general. It was a friendly punchline a little earlier in the election season when some viewed him more like a reality star businessman running for president and not a man who was actually running for president.
A notable example was that one time Jimmy Fallon giggled and stroked his famous locks, drawing the ire of many people who didn’t think the now President-elect was so cute and funny.
Is anything grosser than being cutesy with Trump? He’s an anti-semite and virulent racist, so let’s RUFFLE HIS HAIR. https://t.co/jnyO1H6jud
Wendy Molyneux (@WendyMolyneux) September 16, 2016
That situation alone showed just how the people of America were still coming to grips with the reality of Trump’s candidacy. 18 months ago he floated down a gold escalator at Trump Tower to announce his bid, and during that same event he called Mexicans rapists and criminals. So how do you poke fun at the flashy ridiculousness while addressing the darker reality?
With Trump actually heading to the White House, the jokes are more rare these days. But his hair will always be there … and apparently in a few other places, too.