Font Snob

In high school, in what feels like the dark ages, considering the insane speed at which technology advances, we still made back up layouts for the newspaper and yearbook on…PAPER.  I know.  It’s hard to believe in a 5a school in the suburbs we didn’t do all of our design in 1999 on orange apple computers, but we didn’t.  So, we had charts of fonts all over the journalism room and I spent two hours a day (at least) in that room, staring at font charts.  Thus, I fell in love with well designed type face.  And as I formed an intense loyalty to Arial, Book Antiqua, Bookman Old Style, Century, Century Gothic, Garamond, Georgia, and Helvetica, I also formed an intense hatred for fonts that stood in direct opposition to clean, basic, type face.  The worst perpetrator of them all?  Comic Sans.  There are others worth mentioning, just so you’re aware of what the enemy looks like and my friend NDPT found a blog hostess, who posted them here with a plea for font users of the world to cease and desist.  Please, if you’ve fallen prey to these fonts, get help while there’s still time. is your salvation.


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