A T-Shirt Design for Typography Nerd/Elitist Wannabes Like Me


I laughed out loud, but you don’t have to if you don’t want to.

Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.


  1. Ryan on July 20, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Maybe if it wasn’t a sans serif font….

  2. Dave Crooks on July 20, 2011 at 3:44 pm


  3. Wesley Barley on July 21, 2011 at 9:12 am

    I think the joke is that Helvetica is a serious typeface designed and used by professionals who know typography. The font actually used on the shirt, however, is Comic Sans—and is hated by all typographers. There are even calls on the Internet to ban Comic Sans, because people who don’t know anything about typography are uglifying the world by using it for signs and company logos.

    See this: http://comicsanscriminal.com/

    Or: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/01/google-helvetica-comic-sans-april-fools-2011_n_843586.html

  4. Ryan on July 22, 2011 at 10:46 pm


    That’s kind of embarrassing.

    Seriously though, I did wonder when I looked at it, and noticed that it didn’t look anything like Helvetica. I just assumed there were variants.

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