Papyrus

Over used fonts are easy to spot in part because they’re everywhere. One of the greatest offenders is the font Papyrus. Originally written to satisfy the design idea of “what would English have looked like written 2000 years ago written on papyrus?” The typeface is an answer to that question.

But it’s overused! Even the designer says so.

When this happens we don’t mock the designer. He did a good job, but it’s perfectly OK to mock the use of the font–or better phrased the overuse of the font. At one point SNL got involved to do just that. It’s not often I’ll share an SNL clip, but this one is an absolute gem!

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