Monday, February 16, 2009


If you don't know, I think that Papyrus is the WORST FONT IN THE WORLD! Despite this, many people love to use it and embrace it's uglyness.

As many of you know, there is a paper store called Papyrus. After I cringed at the name, I began wondering the store had the name it did. The font of the logo wasn't Papyrus, thank god, so what reason did they have for this awful name?

Today I went in and asked. After getting a crazy look from the clerk, she explained that papyrus is also the name of a organic Egyptian paper.

Even thought that doesn't sound like the best thing to name a store after, at least the naming has nothing to do with the font. :)

1 comment:

  1. [shudder]

    It's also one of the most overused typefaces in existence. Why? Because it comes bundled with Adobe products. Yuck!

    Even the designer of papyrus wishes it was not so used for anything rustic, Asian, or otherwise needing a gently sophisticated yet down-to-Earth feel.

    I'm so glad that you didn't show an example of the typeface, but the store. The store is a nicety compared to that darned typeface.

    My personal least favorite typeface is "sand." I see it everywhere, but at least the frequency that I see it is lessening.