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Worst fonts ever!

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by WCSign, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. WCSign

    WCSign Member

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    I know some of you guys have to have fonts that you hate and refuse to use

    Comic Sans - for obvious reasons
    Papyrus - may be known by another name
    Old English styles - all caps infuriates me when I see it done
    The buffy the vampire slayer one
    The harry potter one


    Any others? Im on my phone right now, ill try and post some pics when i get to a pc
     
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  2. WCSign

    WCSign Member

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    Dope Jam is another, especially all caps
     
  3. CS-SignSupply

    CS-SignSupply Very Active Member

    always hated Mistral
     
  4. edgette

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    Brush Script. I've had to use it several times to match existing logos or vehicle graphics but it seems like the easy way out when someone says, "give me some kind of script".
     
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    Bleeding Cowboys
    Birth of a Hero
    MANY more
     
  6. gabagoo

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    Arial sickens me, especially the horrible kerning that no one ever corrects
     
  7. HaroldDesign

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    COPPERPLATE - Not that it's actually a bad font, but come on... put a fork in it.
     
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    and, it has the most wretched "R"...



    and don't even get me started with Crillee and Hobo ...:banghead:
     
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    Times and Helvetica, does anyone know how many slightly different versions of Times and Helvetica there are?

    You always have a different version that the customer. Many times you only discover when it has printed.

    You have to have Papyrus installed, how else would you create for Yoga Studios?
     
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    Papyrus and Bleeding Cowboy both make me want to punch kittens. BUT... it's a great way to peg your clients taste within 5 seconds of discussing design with them!
     
  11. sardocs

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    I letter boats for a yacht manufacturer on a regular basis. Sometime I get to design something I feel is appropriate for the name the boat buyer has chosen, and for the look of the craft and its colour scheme. Then other times the client insists we do this to their new 1.2 million dollar toy.....
     

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  12. bob

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    Papyrus actually is a very nice type face, its problem is that everyone and their dog used it, and still use it, everywhere and for everything. Its major problem is that it's irrevocably passe from gross over use.

    Bleeding Cowboy has no reason to live. None. Not only is it disgusting, it's seriously bad typography.

    Copperplate used in any point size more than 12 is abuse and demonstrates a complete lack of understanding of just why that face was designed.

    The rest of the list of usual suspects; Comic Sans, any sort of black letter, even Brush Script, etc., all have their rare few and far between legitimate uses.
     
  13. WCSign

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    LOL hate it now, but 15 + years ago I got a tattoo with it!

    yeah its a go to

    Agreed on the helvetica... they are tricky

    LMAO on the papyrus.. dont forget the Thai food joints
     
  14. SignosaurusRex

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    About 95% of what is legitimately free and 40% of pay for fonts are totally worthless and have no use what so ever in any respectable library. The rest all have a legitimate use somewhere, sometime.
     
  15. S'N'S

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    Algerian and the 20 other names for it on the net.
    Curlz loopy hairdressers seem to like it, says it all really.
    Cooper looks like what kids drew at school when bored.
     
  16. heyskull

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    My pet hates are:-

    Brush Script......Scream,
    Commercial Script......for a script it is so dead,
    Clarendon, as it is just a horrible font,

    My most hated of all fonts is Old English, I now have a personal vendetta against this font as loads of customers want it especially all caps!!!! I hate it, hate it, hate it......rant, rant rant,

    SC
     
  17. S'N'S

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    All caps and in an arc. lol
     
  18. heyskull

    heyskull Very Active Member

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    LOL you have had that customer in your shop.

    SC
     
  19. ironchef

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    Blood of dracula, slipstream, creepy ughh
     
  20. gabagoo

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    OK, here is how I generally see Arial....seems to be used by someone new in this business who can't scroll down farther than an inch before he finds a font..... Look at the beautiful way they laid this out and notice the truly incredible bumper graphic.

    The side of the truck looked like vomit on chit as well.
    Would you want this guy to roll up to your house to do work? NOT ME!!!

    This guys marketing ideas are as putrid as his vehicle lol

    and now back to your regularly scheduled thread!!!:thankyou::design:
     

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