Regrettable Font Use

Top Ten Worst Fonts Ever

When it comes to fonts, you don’t have to be a designer to know the good, the bad and the over-used typefaces that we know all too well…

This was way cool in grade 4 when we would stencil our name using the pencil crayons we ripped off of that Jenkins kid in the back (the one with that scaly recurring rash), but unless Uncles Sarge’s Army Discount needs a quick sign for the sale bin – this font needs to die quietly – or loudly, we don’t care.


Oh dear god… please take this font and banish it to hell.


OK, so maybe it’s not the worst out there, but it was so widely used in the 70s that it is now (even after all these years) overplayed and it must be killed.


Like a savage force moving through my cousin’s colon after pork day at the company bar-B-Q, we must unite to strike this tricky little “distress-edge” typeface from our collective memories. Unfortunately, the art director responsible for Avatar resurrected it for their marketing campaign, and now it’s back.


Blech… yuck… chunky, piece of turd.


It’s widely agreed amoung almost everyone on earth at once that this font needs to be crushed. A favourite article by Mike Lacher says it all (warning, explicit writing if you follow this link. Also there’s some swear words):




Affectionately known as “Mr. Al”… you are no longer welcome here. You are hideous and continuously show up at that strange fusion deli two blocks from my house announcing some discount on goat ball soup. Your services are no longer needed.


Admittedly, we have used this font… but we are ashamed and repent all sins for this oversight. Keep moving… nothing to see here. What’s that?… sure, take the whole pack.


It’s over. The lights are out and the rabble have left. Show’s over.

It’s our number one choice for bad font, based almost entirely on the fact that the capital letter “B” looks like someone sticking their butt out of the window of the Partidge Family’s bus.


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Font Spacing Issues

Font spacing (or kerning) is boring, but if it’s overlooked, it can turn on you quickly (NSFW):

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