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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Three fonts which must die: Comic Sans, Lithos, and Papyrus



Attention humans: Please avoid using the following awful, overused, poorly-designed fonts: Comic Sans, Lithos, and Papyrus.

Arial and Times are bad enough, but if you really are so severely limited in your font selection that you actually have to use them, be my guest. Just don’t try to “spice things up” with the other aforementioned craptastic three.

Oh, here (and here) are a few others to avoid, for similar reasons having to do with good taste.

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Blogger jason said...

Papyrus, was nicely designed. But like neon green and pink during the eighties, it has, alas, been overused to death. 'Nicely designed' are not two words that would apply to the two font-hating blogs you point out though. Blech...

5/30/2009 11:57:00 PM

 
Blogger velma said...

So what fonts are we supposed to you use?

5/31/2009 08:51:00 PM

 

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