Tagged: typography

Nine Inch Nails logo in Papyrus 3

Band Logos in Papyrus

I have a love-hate relationship with the font Papyrus. Mostly hate. It’s one of the most overused fonts out there, and while it’s not quite as hated as Comic Sans, it’s arguably worse. Comic...

Shiner Bock Logo in Comic Sans 2

Texas Logos in Comic Sans

If you’re a frequent reader of this website (and I hope you are), you already know of my love of redoing famous logos in ugly fonts like Papyrus, Algerian and Jokerman. For me, there’s...

Netflix Logo in Optima Font 1

Website Logos in Optima Font

Yahoo got some flak recently for their new logo. Done in a font called Optima, Yahoo’s new logo has been criticized for looking too much like a makeup brand. I agree that it’s a...

New Yahoo Logo in Google Colors 7

Marissa Mayer and the New Yahoo Logo

Yahoo is one of the oldest Internet companies still alive and kicking. So many other 1990s-era dot-coms have fallen to the wayside, but Yahoo has managed to hang on. But over the years, their...

To Kill a Mockingbird 1

Book Covers in Comic Sans

Comic Sans is the most reviled font in the world. There are worse fonts, for sure, but Comic Sans has become the most infamous. Today it’s become the “Plan 9 from Outer Space” for...

Interrobang Mario Block 1

Odd Punctuation Marks

Punctuation marks are a fairly modern phenomenon. From antiquity up through the Middle Ages, words were written together in great long strings, with little spacing or punctuation. These kind of texts were meant to...

Motel 6 Logo in Wingdings 5

Famous Logos in Wingdings

Wingdings is an unusual font. Unlike Helvetica, Papyrus or even Jokerman, it’s not a font that uses letters. Instead it’s what’s called a dingbat font. Dingbat fonts date back hundreds of years, to ornamental...

Apple Logo in Chicago Font 2

Tech Logos in Chicago Font

The designers of the original Apple Macintosh faced a challenge. They wanted a computer with beautiful and proportionate fonts, but with a small black-and-white screen, the graphics were still quite limited. Thankfully, Apple had...

Intel Logo in Jokerman Font 18

Famous Logos in Jokerman Font

You’d be amazed at the difference a font can make, especially one used in a wordmark or logo. Just using a different style of lettering can completely change the feel of a logo. I...

The Home Depot logo in Helvetica 26

Famous Logos in Helvetica

A while back, I took a series of famous logos and rendered them in the fonts Papyrus and Algerian. Why? Because along with Comic Sans, Papyrus and Algerian really irk graphic designers. All three...