Do not use papyrus, please for the love of all that is holy!

April 21, 2007

With the inception of Windows XP on October 25, 2001 Microsoft offered a beautiful new font named Papyrus.  It was different, exciting, and new.   It wasn’t well suited to copy since it was damn hard to read when small, so it made its mark in the world of logos and headlines. It was the day everyone with enough money to buy XP became a logo designer.

It’s use after 2002 has been strictly banned worldwide for logo use unless of course you are designing your logo in MS WORD,  then it is ok to use 🙂 But anyone who owns a copy of PhotoShop, Illustrator, Fireworks, CorelDraw, Indesign, or the like is strictly prohibited from designing with it! There are currently only two design sins worse, and those include the use of MS Screen Beans and MS Comic Sans.  I cry a little inside every-time I see them.

 

FREE FONT RESOURCES TO ALL!

Together we can join forces to rid the world of Papyrus and Comic Sans! You don’t need to pay through the nose for the Adobe FontFolio or other Font shops, the internet is an amazing resource for free stuff, even fonts. There are some amazing fonts out there, Try these:

http://www.dafont.com/ (killer)

http://www.showfont.net/

Want to know what a particular font you saw around is?  Upload it to WhatTheFont.com and they will tell you, pretty slick technology backing that project.  If you would like more links contact Red Olive, A Utah design company, yeah I had to do it.

papyrus sucksscreen beans suck