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.

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One response to “Papyrus & Comic Sans !#%?”

  1. traci says :

    I despise Comic Sans. So many of my students like submitting their papers in what they think are cool, hip fonts. I tell them that I have 150 or so students, and they’re making me blind by using fonts like Comic Sans and Papyrus. Ugh.

    Have I mentioned lately how much I love your work? Damn you are talented, woman! I sometimes forget how incredibly talented you are because you’re just Mundania, my friend.

    I’m taking a Ceramics course this summer to bone up on my mad pottery skillz. I have a wheel AND a kiln now. Now all the hubby needs to do is make room for my studio, ’cause the rest of the setup is small potatoes. whee! I’ll make you a big bowl if you make me a print for my office.

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