More Papyrus typography, web discoveries Feb 122012 Thanks to Green Chair Press for alerting us to this delightful xkcd cartoon. [Update: and thanks to Dinah Mow at More Idle Thoughts for letting me know that if you go to the site, the cartoons have further commentary if you scrawl over them.] Related Post Chinese Book Stamps Wandering Book Artists in Arcata My San Francisco Week in Books: Part One Microscope in a Book 4 Responses to “More Papyrus” Comments (4) Elephant's Child says: February 12, 2012 at 01:32 It is so nice to know that there are other sick puppies out there. Heh heh. Reply paper chipmunk says: February 12, 2012 at 02:55 Sick? Me? Sometimes just to amuse myself I like to count Papyrus sightings as I go through the day–flyers, shop signs, ads… My current favorite is a local funeral home that keeps running ads on the obituary page of the local rag. All in Papyrus, of course. In one version that ran for quite a while, there was also no word spacing whatsoever in the header–just run-on Papyrus. And illustrated with pictures that were obviously stretched and distorted. I so wish I’d clipped it out. Reply Amanda Watson-Will says: February 15, 2012 at 03:05 Even tho’ I kinda like Papyrus (ah hem, sorry!) I thoroughly sympathize. I personally dislike Comic Sans but even more, I can’t stand it when things are just stretched to he** in order to fit. I’ve even spotted it done with decorative designs on a house near here! It makes me shake my head every time I pass it. Reply paper chipmunk says: February 16, 2012 at 20:22 Even on a house? Wow. I keep meaning to get a photo of a sign posted at a nearby gas station. It warns people most solemnly of the dangers of driving off with the pump still lodged in one’s gas tank. It is, of course, all written in Comic Sans. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Comments are Moderated You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> Name (required) Email (required) URL Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Authenticate this comment using OpenID.