Monday, June 21, 2010

Latin CT and Brush Script redux

The first installment of this pairing dates back quite a bit. And I wouldn’t repeat myself, except that I still think Latin CT looks awesome. Even Frank Chimero likes it, and he’s awesome, too.

More important than Latin CT looking awesome, is how un-awesome Brush Script is—not only in its heinous design but in its nauseating pervasiveness. Seriously, it took me all of 10 minutes walking around the city to collect these examples. Comic Sans and Papyrus (combined!) don’t even come close to being as alarmingly ubiquitous and inappropriately used.

It must be stopped. Someone start a blog, quick!


  1. What bothers me the most is the hyphens in "Hop-on, Hop-off" - almost as bad as saying "alot" when you mean "a lot." But yes, these are ghastly.

  2. Yeah, there's really nothing I've seen set in Brush Script that's worth foisting on the public. To its users, I'm sure the operative adjective is "classy."

    Your first example of Latin is gorgeous (and "Collision" at a quick glance resembles "Colosseum" which seems appropriate).

  3. I remember turning Clarendon into a latin-serif by deleting corner-points in Fontographer around 1994. It was worth it!

  4. the pretty selections, remind me too much of that hideous GOLD'S GYM font...CAN'T STAND IT!

  5. no, I can't like it. I just can't. And extra marks off for the Latin CT being stretched on the book spine. Sh*tty all 'round.