“Bad Typography is Everywhere, Good Typography is invisible.” —Craig Ward
As designers, we live this quote daily. Whether it’s a horribly kerned sign on the train, or a flyer in the local paper completely set in Impact. It makes us cringe, wince, and gasp. All of us “type snobs” have been there:
“Why on earth would you think typesetting your resumé in Brush Script would make it seem more personal?”
“Really, real estate agent? You thought Chalkboard would make your boring paperwork more fun for me to read?!”
We all have our own personal tragedies, but sometimes there comes one so horrible that the masses turn their heads. It’s not that these typefaces are terrible; it’s more that their applications were so out of place that it made us take notice. So take a walk down memory lane with us and read about our favorite typographic controversies of the last few years after the jump.