Wednesday, April 28, 2010

my snobbery grows.

I love that I am not alone in my font snobbishness.
That I am not the only freak who refuses to try the new restaurant in town, simply because they had the misfortune of choosing Papyrus for their logo.
Or the cupcake shop in the mall. With really good looking cupcakes. They will not see a dollar from me as long as they have Brush Script in their logo.  Because, in all honesty, if they can't be trusted to use a non-hideous font, how can they be trusted to make cupcakes that don't contain lethal poison?
I love that on the same day both Kristen and Arielle thought of me while looking at this amazing house on Design Sponge.  Because that poster is brilliant.  I want to fly it behind an airplane during the Superbowl.  I want to take it to Oprah and have her start a NO UGLY FONT ZONE campaign.

Are you with me?

40 comments:

  1. I'm totally with you. Comic Sans should be banned from every word processing program on earth.

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  2. you KNOW I am with you! :)
    Holla for font snobs!

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  3. HA! You crack me up and I love every second of it...

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  5. Be gracious now, some of us don't have the mental/technical capacity to change our danged, stupid font. ;) While I do operate a blog with a boring font, I do ogle and appreciate others' technical prowess.

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  6. Can we add curlz to that list?? I think EVERY cupcake shop here uses curlz! ugh!
    Thanks for the laugh today. I needed it.

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  7. holy cow. i really should have consulted you during my blog design. now i'm all self conscious about my fonts...

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  8. I love, love, love your blog!
    I love your passion for many things, including fonts.

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  9. you are so funny! i could see that in my house ;)

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  10. You should really more in-depth post about GOOD fonts. I deal a lot with fonts in my business and am always on the lookout for great new fonts!

    www.redladderdesign.blogspot.com

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  11. will there be pitchforks and torches? even so, can i be vice-president? that's the job with the fancy title and no real responsibilities, right?

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  12. That is hilarious! I have a thing for fonts myself ... you don't know how much it kills me my current blog template offers only like 5 fonts, none of which I actually like! hahahha
    But you've definitely got it worse than me. It wouldn't keep me from a cupcake!

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  13. you scare me sometimes.... :)

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  14. this is so funny! i thought of you immediately when i came across that photo just yesterday. oprah here you come!

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  15. If it weren't almost midnight and I weren't SO tired from a busy night at work I would literally be laughing out loud at this post. I LOVE IT...the art work, the blog post, LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. :)

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  16. haha. I'm not a font snob (not even sure what papyrus is), but you still made me laugh.

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  17. Oh my goodness...this is beyond hilarious and so timely. I JUST told my hubs he needs a logo make over because his font is not cool enough for 2010. I'm showing him this post when he wakes up in the morning. =)

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  18. Lol. I saw that sign too on designsponge and had a chuckle when I read that. You should so totally get one for your studio :).

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  19. bahahahah!!! So funny but I LOVE it!!!

    Okay..here's a question... how do you feel about fabric snobs? :) I am an undercover one... can't stand fabrics from Hobby Lobby.. blah. Anyone with me?!

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  20. I'm in! I'll totally sign your NO UGLY FONT ZONE petition!

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  21. too funny! and I am proud to be a font snob! :)

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  22. While I disagree with the fonts that you've chosen to snub, I love that it means so much to you that you are on your soapbox about it. I am a chocolate snob and throw up in my mouth every time I see someone with a Hershey bar - the absolute most disgusting chocolate known to man. So I get it!

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  23. This is halarious! I never realized people cared so much about fonts, but it's cracking me up! I used to use papyrus ALL the time (thank goodness I stoped!). Now you got me worried though, is tempus sans and/or monotype corsiva ok?

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  24. with you 110%, Miss J. Never knew others felt so strongly as I about these crucial & world-changing issues. keep up the good fight, sis.

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  25. That is HILARIOUS!!! Font snobs unite!

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  26. I am totally with you! I am actually in the middle of ordering awards for our company's awards banquet right now and you wouldn't believe the terrible font choices the trophy shops suggest! I don't even know where to START explaining what I want them to change. My favorite part was when I asked for a sans serif font and she thought I meant THE font Sans Serif, and she told me we didn't have it, then suggested Times New Roman. Anyway, I also avoid places because of poorly designed signs. It doesn't take much to please me, but if you use curlz or comic sans, you're out!

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  27. Hilarious. Glad you liked the link! As a language arts teacher, I tell my kids that they're not allowed to print their essays in Times New Roman because it drives me crazy. :)
    -Arielle

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  28. Oh my word. That poster -- it calls to me!

    And, Julie, I am exactly the same way. I'm a font-snob (or, as my family calls me: a font geek). I refuse to put $ toward anything w/ ugly fonts. Sorry.

    For years I have been dubbed a weirdo for being so obsessed with fonts -- glad to have found you. Now, I can prove that - no. I am not alone. And I shouldn't be alone. ha! Everyone should be a font snob.

    That's my psa for the day:
    Be a font-snob and save the planet [from horrendous fonts]

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  29. You SLAY me. This post and the wall hanging are simply hysterical!

    My daughter told me AFTER I had 1000 lazer-cut coconut shell tags made for my handbags, that I had used a dead font.
    after! AFTER!!

    Can't believe it. Now, I'm hopelessly lame and I can't do anything about it.
    wow.

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  30. I am a font snob. And totally proud of it. I now want that sign!

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  31. I am with you. I can proudly say I don't use those fonts. :)

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