Monday, February 2, 2009

Papyrus, The International Typeface!

Yes I know I am the biggest slacker ever, but don't think I've forgotten you completely. Claire, a faithful reader, contributor and friend, brings us this next installment of Papyrus straight from Mexico. Apparently the appeal of Papyrus knows no borders or "fences." Mexico, a place normally known for it's exciting nightlife, beautiful beaches, and warm weather (among other things), now has another impressive feature to add to it's laundry list: papyrus using. I can only hope that this remains a relatively minor offense, and that Mexico is just in an "experimental" phase and will grow out of it. Otherwise I may lose all hope for our bordering friends.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Karen Pearson

As a gift, I decided to get you the best birthday present one could ask for. Your very own papyrus post! It's dedicated to you. Hope you have a great birthday. You are fantastic! The best non-commenting reader I could ask for.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

a day in downtown portland

and this is what I saw. As Travis, Jason and I were minding our own business, I couldn't help but to be visually assaulted by this sign I saw.

"Okay," I thought to myself, "many places use papyrus for big title text, it's not the end of the world." Then as we kept walking I got to the menu.

The gigantic menu. Here is where I learned that for these people, papyrus was not just some font that looked pretty, it was quite obviously the only font they ever touched. The entire menu was papyrus. And let me tell you it just classed the place right up!

I don't even want to see what these guys do for their Christmas cards, if they even believe in Christmas. Anyway, I documented the damage, apologized for causing a scene, and went on my way. The worst was over, right? Well as we kept walking, much like Lot's wife, I had to look back one more time. And there it was, the cherry on top. The damage was complete, papyrus flooded every side of that little greek stand.

I took a picture, then ran like mad, just hoping I wouldn't be turned into a pillar of salt.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

happy pottying...

Welcome to the new era of bathrooms (or as I used to call them for fun in high school, the water closet, or WC). Glad to see so much progress is being made where personal hygiene is concerned.

Thanks travis for spotting this rather unusual perversion of such a "one-trick" typeface.

I don't even think this post is making sense. On to the picture.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

papyrus baby porn

thanks nikki for the forward.

PS. I no longer have the energy or drive to be clever on this thing. I will just let the image speak for itself.

Too cute.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

corny and lame and terrible type

You've probably seen this bad boy somewhere before, but I love how papyrus is the default, all-inclusively "religious" typeface. Well to make matters even worse, it is even tracked out so it looks more like floating letters to me. I mean if you're going to insist on using papyrus at least do yourself a favor and don't butcher it even more. Okay, okay, if you're using Papyrus in the first place you probably don't understand why spacing (tracking) the letters out so far looks so bad anyway. You actually probably thought it was a neat effect. In fact I'm surprised you even know how to do it. Have fun living in ignorance.

By the way, what does that even mean? We are all children of the same universe? Are you high? (Don't answer that) I think we all know any religious group that uses an upside down pink triangle has some issues, and may not in fact be "children of the same universe" as I am.