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Font Dork

I had forgotten how funny I was until boliviafang put my comment that she had written down in her journal.
If you are not a Font Dork it will probably not only not be funny, but also not make sense.

from boliviafang's journal:

So the only quote I actually wrote down from that evening is such an industry-specific one (which, admittedly, is part of its humor) that it will only be funny to about three people I know, only two of whom are on LJ:

"Papyrus is freakin' everywhere. It's like the new Comic Sans."
~hellziggy

Trust me, that's hilarious.

Comments

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wiredferret
Aug. 14th, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC)
It is both funny and sadly, sadly true. My mom has taken to it.
hellziggy
Aug. 15th, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
My dad LOVES Comic Sans for his ebay auctions. There could be worse choices. :)
girlpire
Aug. 14th, 2006 06:23 pm (UTC)
heh!
boliviafang
Aug. 14th, 2006 06:44 pm (UTC)
Yay! A quoted quote! .. a quote quote... a quoted quotable quote ... hmm

*dizzy*

..ARGH! Now the word "quote" doesn't even look right!

*has to go lie down*
hellziggy
Aug. 14th, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
Oh no! I broke BoliviaFang! Ooops!
boliviafang
Aug. 14th, 2006 08:00 pm (UTC)
*whirr*
*fizz*
*pop*
nextian_cutie
Aug. 14th, 2006 06:54 pm (UTC)
OMG, I just griped at my 18 year old brother-in-law for using Papyrus the other day. I called him trite and generic and he immediately changed it! (after I told him what trite meant LOL)
hellziggy
Aug. 15th, 2006 01:06 am (UTC)
Papyrus has its uses... Just not everyone's do-it-yourself logo.

You will appreciate the discussion that led to my comment... The menu at Sawatdee had Enviro on it. I was trying to decide what to order when all of a sudden I went, "Killer Bunnies!" Also, the previous evening I had just noticed that P.F. Changs uses Enviro for their logo. But seeing my comment led to boliviafang saying that she was used to being the only one who recognised fonts. Which led to Font Geekiness.
nextian_cutie
Aug. 15th, 2006 03:20 am (UTC)
ah, I see...I'm also a bit of a Font Geek. (Yes, I BOUGHT my font for my portrait studio logo!)

But you see, you can't really be a member of NAPP without being a bit of a Font Geek, really...

And that's funny about Enviro popping up all over the place. I think it's very interesting how people really identify a brand name with the font. Just goes to show the power of graphic design!
glamhag
Aug. 14th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)
Damn those fickle FontGeeks!

I shall never forsake my beloved Comic Sans!

hellziggy
Aug. 15th, 2006 12:52 am (UTC)
Eek! No Comic Sans!
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boliviafang
Aug. 14th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
Papyrus is a pretty font. One of my favorite applications of it was on a personal web page. It's not that it doesn't have great uses, we're just sick of seeing it on, say, menus and annual reports.
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hellziggy
Aug. 15th, 2006 01:08 am (UTC)
My big issue w/Papyrus is that it is used by everyone who wants a logo but doesn't want to pay to get one designed. So they just use the "fancy & different" font that is in their MS Word.
(Anonymous)
Aug. 15th, 2006 10:01 am (UTC)
Ha ha - Yeah, I could see that happening.
nextian_cutie
Aug. 15th, 2006 03:29 am (UTC)
My chiropractor used to use it on all his patient handouts! In all sizes! Papyrus is one thing as a headline (usually very pretty) but an entirely other thing at 11pt or smaller! Talk about hard to read! YIKES!

Several of us patients talked to the office assistant and had her speak to him about it. He finally changed it. Now he uses some scripty handwritten-style font I'm not familiar with as the headline and Arial as the body font. Thank goodness, now we can actually READ what he's giving us! LOL
scubagrrl
Aug. 14th, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC)
I'm much more familiar with calligraphic and historical fonts. I'm a little behind the times with printed ones.
hellziggy
Aug. 15th, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
Luddite!
scubagrrl
Aug. 15th, 2006 01:47 am (UTC)
I don't have an Ipod either.
hellziggy
Aug. 15th, 2006 02:11 am (UTC)
Or even a user pic!
How do you survive????
scubagrrl
Aug. 16th, 2006 02:47 am (UTC)
Hmmm... you're right. I know you sent me one but I'm just not quite sure where to put it. :)
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hellziggy
Aug. 15th, 2006 01:11 am (UTC)
Hey, at least it was your *first* page rather than your *latest* page! :)
kniblet
Aug. 14th, 2006 11:48 pm (UTC)
I'd just like to state for the record that I made boliviafang (or was it you?) repeat it three times before I gave up and admitted I hadn't a clue what you were talking about.
hellziggy
Aug. 15th, 2006 01:12 am (UTC)
Hee hee! We'd probably have the same reaction to doctor things!
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