All typefaces have a voice and personality. Some of the most hated typefaces in the world are disliked by designers not because they’re poorly designed per say, but because their personalities are frequently misused by amateurs.
For example, you would never have a kindergartner plan your wedding, right? So it makes sense that you would never put comic-sans on your wedding invitation (which I’ve seen by the way ⎼ it was horrifying).
We’ve put together a list of some of the most hated typefaces known to man and paired them with their real life counterparts below.
Impact – The Bro
He’s big. He’s bold. He’s worked out three times today and spent most of it admiring himself in the mirror. Totally swole, brah.
Loves: Axe body spray, Nickelback and Creatine
Spirit Animal: Ryan Lochte
Comic Sans – The Man Child
He’s goofy, awkward, unemployed and still living in his mother’s basement. No one’s going to take you seriously hanging out with this guy. Time to grow up, dude.
Loves: Comic books and fart jokes
Spirit Animal: Paul Blart Mall Cop
Papyrus – The Church Lady
She’s kitschy, loves studying the bible and has an incredible collection of black velvet sad clown paintings. Isn’t that special.
Loves: Volunteering and singing in the church choir
Spirit Animal: Tammy Faye Bakker
Curlz – The Mean Girl
She’s that obnoxiously sweet, gossip mongering blonde girl you love to hate. She, like, is totally wearing pink this Wednesday.
Loves: Lulu Lemon and Coachella
Spirit Animal: Cher Horowitz
Helvetica – The Grump
He’s old, boring, a stickler for rules and doesn’t have much of a personality. Sure, he’s reliable and wise, but not much fun at parties.
Loves: Daytime television and reminiscing on the “the good ol’ days”
Spirit Animal: Grumpy Cat
Vivaldi – The Diva
She’s fabulous, demanding, and you know she wears stilettos while using the elliptical. You’ve never seen her without a cocktail in hand daaahling.
Loves: Champaign, Balenciaga and Michael Kors handbags
Spirit Animal: Karen Walker
Jokerman – The Jokester
He’s loud, obnoxious and desperate for a laugh. He’s “that guy” in your improv class you pray you’re not paired with. THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID!
Hates: Political correctness
Spirit Animal: Carrot Top
Chiller – The Goth
He’s creepy, always in black and is convinced he’s a vampire. He gives you the willies, but you can’t help and think he’s trying a bit too hard…
Loves: Hot Topic and eyeliner
Spirit Animal: The Prince of Darkness
How did we do? Comment below and let us know what other fonts have distinct personalities (for better or for worse).