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More font madness :: are these the 7 worst fonts?

March 24, 2009

On LMNOP’s blog, there is a post that is near and dear to my heart. It’s called America’s Most Fonted: The 7 Worst Fonts. Check out the link for their top 7 picks. I have to point out tho, that they missed my top pick: Zapf Chancery!

And after my post about the disaster that is Zapf Chancery, all kind of other disastrous fonts came to mind, like Tekton, Dom Casual, and Papyrus. (Unless you are an architect, and you are working in AutoCAD, and you are adding text to your blueprints, you should never, ever, ever use Tekton.)

And then when I wondered if this was perhaps too harsh, I found this post as well, Are We Being too Mean to Bad Fonts? Perhaps we are. The truth is we love type! Maybe too much. It’s not malicious. It’s just the experienced, critical eye of a designer slash typophile tirelessly searching for meaningful design.