Venus Trapped in Mars

02 November 2013

Saturday Sessions: Ugly Ugly Ugly Fonts




I've noticed people on Pinterest constantly do "Fonts I love" lists. I've done them as well. One thing I've not seen done yet is a list of fonts that are tuuuuurible. If you are using any of these fonts, or any fonts that even remotely resemble any of these fonts, take them off your blog right now and switch them for one of these fonts here! Oh, and unlike most of my font guides, I'm not giving you the link to download these, for obvious reasons. 



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35 comments :

  1. so i have a question: how come you don't like these fonts? there are fonts i don't like either; mainly because i cant read them (anything script) and some aren't even web friendly.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  2. did you name these fonts all icky and what not you silly dork

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  3. Hahaha comic sans. The laughingstock of the design community. But I kind of like Brush Script!

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  4. Hahaha yes I agree. Comic sans is poop. I really like your description of these.

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  5. I am literally cracking up Sarah. Bahaha.
    This is awesome.

    › xo fal • falfindshappiness.blogspot.com

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  6. This is great haha. Those fonts are not pretty at all!

    Kristin
    crumbsandcurls.blogspot.com

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  7. YES! I can't stand curlz mt, and we all know comic sans is just a joke these days. So pinning this!

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  8. I'm not a huge fan of Budmo, but man it comes in handy for theatre themed things. And I was obsessed with Curlz as a 13 year old, so that's a huge no now.

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  9. lol usually see people loving fonts, never a post just ripping fonts apart haha love it

    -Elise @ 9toFit.com

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  10. Oh my god, I'm dying! My pet peeve is Comic Sans... makes my skin crawl!!!
    xx
    Here&Now

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  11. Most of these fonts are pretty awful, but I don;t understand why you chose some of them. What's wrong with Courier?

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  12. I love this! I'm a fourth grade teacher and we are explicitly TOLD to use Comic Sans for everything we write (tests, quizzes, worksheets, letters to parents, etc.) Apparently some fonts (like Times New Roman) stress kids out because of the little tick marks on each letter, so they make us choose something that doesn't have 'em!

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    1. That's pretty interesting! I probably wouldn't have put that much thought into the type of font to use for a test. Learn something new everyday! :)

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  13. I LOVE marker felt or "slurp". I hate in brown poop color though. :)

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  14. Comic Sans is the WORST! I want to kick it until it coughs up blood and then set fire to it.

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  15. i am cracking up over these. but secretly i held my breath while looking through them for fear that one of my favorites might have made the list and i would have to question my design style. thankfully that didn't happen.

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  16. haha! i do like Budmo, but i wouldn't put it on my blog.

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  17. Ohhh I HATE comic sans . The story behind is my school cards were written in this font and I HATED the whole card . Ugly award goes to this!!

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  18. WAIT but I love Marker Felt!
    My favorite is Georgia. I just can't part with it!

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  19. comic sans was cool in 4th grade. not anymore...blah! and culz mt, barf. i just did a group presentation, and the person that organized our powerpoint used that font. it was embarrassing to present our project with that font.

    glad my font didn't make the list. but even if it did...i can't do anything about it since i actually have no clue how to use this blogger thing! ha.

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  20. This. is. hilarious. My husband has the same aversion to ugly ugly fonts as you do! Papyrus is THE WORST!!!

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  21. Why does everyone hate Papyrus?? I mean, I have zero desire to use it on my blog, but I like the font.

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  22. curlz mt makes me want to vomit. it reminds me my middle school days when everyone had curlz MT monograms on their LL Bean bookbags and I had stupid block print. Obviously my mom was trying to ruin my social life.

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  23. Comic sans, courier and curlz are THE WORST. Don't kill me, but I kind of like Garamond!

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  24. Hahhaa- So funny! I won't lie though, I'm totally guilty of loving Marker felt!!!

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  25. haha! Just died laughing when I saw the fonts you don't like because I happen to like a few of your 'ugly fonts'. Makes me questions my taste in all things font related ;)

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  26. Should I be offended that you renamed Roach? ;)

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  27. HAhaha! Love it. I am guilty of using some of these as well....I see them in a totally new light now...
    I'm glad I stumbled across your blog! New follower from Texas. =)

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  28. Hahaha, awesome word choices, especially 'fester.'

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  29. I agree with your selection of ugly fonts. There's not one in there that I'd fight for...

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  30. AHHHHH i hate all these fonts! I think fonts can really make or break a blog...these need to get banished forever!!

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  31. Hilarious. Something that bugs the CRAP out of me is my husband has comic sans as the font on all his company t-shirts. Granted it's been the same design/font for like a bazillion years but still. SO NOT OK!!!

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  32. You crack me up! And I totally agree with every one of these.

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  33. LMAO! I just found this and this is hilarious. Although I have to respectfully disagree with you concerning Garamond and Copperplate. (Though I might have trouble using them now that they're associated with "roach" and "secrete.") :P

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