papyrus: good enough for avatar’s subtitles, good enough for my business
Comic Sans absoltuely screams professional. (Professional douche-bag, burned! damn-son!)
My aunt typed in Comic Sans.
My DEAD aunt.
Zombies FUCKING LOVE Comic Sans.
It truly is the Font of Horrors.
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i DID notice the keming!
Still better than the eviction note in Comic Sans and the clipart of two stick figures carrying a drawer.
Dear Company, I regret to inform you your building is on fire.
The second page says "any more."
And all of it was hand written… in crayon.
But it's such a–a beautifully written pink slip!!
It should also be centered.
RE: My services no longer needed
I respectfully disagree. See exhibit A.
They used that font for the Prince of Persia movie to explain when movie was beginning and ending.
Papyrus is proof Chris Costello is the "Time Ruiner". (Or at the very least, the "Font Ruiner".)
That circle on his head is actually his howling mouth. He already tore his eyes out.
Look at that- it was given to him right in front of the water cooler, where you go to RELIEVE stress!
You should talk about fonts on your podcast. You seem very interested with them. I don't care at all about them, but I'd like to try to understand your interest in them.
All I know is the ones that I'm told are bad. I hate my job, so I put all signage in Comic Sans to mess with them.
learning about typography is one of life's great blessings, in that you will never be able to look at any printed words that were not explicitly created as examples of good type design again without feeling a dull ache behind the eyes and a deep disgust towards humanity.
it's like having your vision adjusted to see a new color that was always there but you could never perceive it before, and that color is the ugliest goddam thing you've ever seen in your life and it makes you feel like puking and why doesn't everyone else see this what's wrong with you people
I already have that dull ache and the deep disgust, and I know fuck all about typography. Guess I'll leave that off my list of things to learn about.
That's a blessing? Or a curse? Sometimes, ignorance Is bliss!
Kris still has a podcast?
Humor Authority appears to be done. He's posted two episodes of something new somewhere (I've only seen it on chainsawsuit's facebook feed).
As an engineer working with far more hardcore engineering types. I don't think I could work with people who care less about fonts. I have senior 30-year experts sending memos in Comic Sans. It would be idiotic and insulting of me to pretend for one second the font choice diminishes what they said. Their words are what matters.
Font hatred is something the internet loves, but is really a not a thing for most real people.
Sir, the point is that, though it would be insulting for you to judge them on their font choice, they are insulting you with that choice.
You deserve better.
see the comment by the gentleman named o0o in reply to the comment above yours'
Good thing the strip is about a graphic designer and not an engineer!
I work for a civil engineering company. One of our clients decided that the only font that needed to be used on the signage for their commercial units was Papyrus. There was no note to include nationally recognised trademarks or logos. That's right, every commercial unit in their buildings, be it FedEX, McDonalds, Joe's Barber Shop, or Kim's Hunan, will only be able to display their name in Papyrus or the county will not issue them a permit allowing them to operate.
I tried to warn them, but they would not listen.
That totally ruins the hidden arrow in the FedEx logo.
It's actually the 2nd worst note a graphic designer can get. The same note with Comic Sans would destroy the awfulness of Papyrus. Papyrus would burn … like paper.
A more common occurrence is for a graphic designer's clients to question the need to pay for the work.
You said you're a freelancer. Doesn't that mean you work for free?
I recently received a postcard from a family member who had been to see the Ameren UE nuclear power plant in Missouri. It's a beautiful and disturbing photo of the plant at sunset, the silhouette of the exhaust cone belching a pillar of purple-orange smoke into the darkening sky. Along the bottom is the name and location of the plant…printed in Papyrus.
The font choice at the bottom of the page is even worse.
Papyrus font is the reason I couldn't like the show Grim.
I think we just witnessed the origin story of The Fontalist.
His parents weren't brutally murdered… but the engraver did use Curlz on their grave markers.
The rest of the message is on the back in Jokerman.
It's okay, before he leaves he's gonna take that giant crayon on the water cooler and draw some kick ass graffiti all UP ON some company property.
His graffiti name shall be Pingslibz.
I got sent something that was done using a Star Trek TNG typeface, that was a pretty bad day.
The year is 1995. The font is Wingdings. The World Wide Web will never be the same.
Think of yourself as a brand. You need to be remembered. What will they remember you for? What defines you? If you have it in you, do something that defines you. Invent something, develop a unique skill, get noticed for something — it creates a talking point.