Papyrus & Comic Sans !#%?
I’m sure these two fonts have a purpose but I really despise them.
Papyrus seems to pop up everywhere I go. When I worked at a print
shop located in Northampton, MA every yoga instructor decided it
would be a great font to use for their logo. Or on their brochure. Or
all through a huge 12 x 18 poster.
I moved back to the Lehigh Valley last year to get back into college for
web design. I also thought how it would be great to take a Typography
class because it was also showing us how to use Adobe InDesign. I had
been using QuarkXpress up until this point.
After the first couple projects I noticed that a lot of the students used
Papyrus. PAPYRUS! With all the fonts available to us, with all the different
styles and type treatments to use, some of them chose Papyrus. I was kind
kind of shocked. I thought since these young 18 year old kids had been a part
of a whole other culture they might use some other type choices.
I think I’m just going to have to learn to get a long with Papyrus and just deal
with it. To me, it’s just a bad font.
Now Comic Sans, I won’t even get into that. I will admit in 1998 I decided to use
that font on my very first resume. I want to curl up in a ball thinking about that
now and I wonder why a professor didn’t ask me what the hell was I thinking.