Alternatively, Comic Sans has the potential to remind everyone of their Primary School PowerPoint presentations. This Font seriously has a childlike quality which is completely unforgivable and will only offer a fast track pass to a big FAIL.
Moving on, we have Lobster, a favourite amongst GCSE Graphic Design students who have barely made the transition from Paint to Adobe. If you are aiming for a Retro vibe and have chosen Lobster for your artwork, there is only one thing you can do now. Boil it. Burn it. Smash it to pieces.
Have you noticed that most movie posters all look the same?
From True Life Dramas to Fictional Witch Craft and Rom-Coms, you will see that Trajan has been used for the Title. Though there are a handful of Designers out there who have tried to be different by using Bank Gothic. Unfortunately, this is one of the only apparent alternatives for Movie Posters and we are still waiting for the day when some innovative little brain out there shakes things up a bit and chooses a typeface somewhat relevant to the Genre.
Next on the list is a Wedding Invite favourite. Zapfino. People think it is so incredibly romantic and whimsical. Fact is, if you are not receiving any RSVPs, chances are your guests can’t read their invitation.
If you search history for Egyptian themed designs, you will probably find artwork absolutely riddled with Papyrus. I can’t even type that without cringing. Apparently, if Hieroglyphics were written in English, this is what they would look like. I’m still cringing.
There are so many criminal fonts out there I could spend a lifetime tearing them apart. But for now, I will just finish with Times New Roman. Because nothing quite says Secondary School English Essay like Times New Roman, for which I am mentally scarred.