Papyrus. A fun word. A word that makes one think of the earliest days of the written word. Organic, leafy, ancient, Egypt, & beautiful calligraphy are what should come to mind. But not for me. Oh no. When I hear the dreaded word, I think ugly, overused, tacky. Why, do you ask? Because Papyrus is also the name of a font that every single one of you probably has as a default on your computer.
It is a silent killer of art.
Take this as a warning! : steer clear of this font! It appears ‘fitting’ with that new eastern spa down the street, it seems like a good idea to use as the one and only font on your local gardening shop’s recent fliers for BOGO garden orbs, it looks like it should flow effortlessly on that label for your delicious green tea beverage…beware! It is tacitly pulling you in. Slowly, it will desensitize you to all other gorgeous fonts. Soon, all you will want is papyrus – and you won’t even notice.
“Why is she so worked up about this? Could it really be everywhere like she says?”
Yes, my dear reader, it really is everywhere. Keeps your eyes wide open, and you will find.
Yes, my friends, even Movies
So please, lovely people, do NOT use Papyrus for your various power points and other font needs. I ask you to join me in this boycott. There are many lovely fonts sitting in your library just waiting for you to see all of their potential. We can defeat this silent killer. We will be victorious!
Perhaps I have become obsessed. I will simply say, in conclusion: