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

by Jul 20, 2011Bible Typography, Humor4 comments


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

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  1. Ryan

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

  2. Wesley Barley

    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

  3. Ryan


    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.