Bad Typeface follow-up

A few weeks back I posted a Blog entry titled “Anything But Comic Sans” about the importance of typeface. A little while after that I came across an amazing example of poor typeface design that I just had to share with you. While on Navy Reserve Duty aboard a ship owned by Uncle Sam, I came across this safety sign:

Not only does the sign use the dread Comic Sans font for the majority of the text, but when talking about “SUDDENLY VIOLENT MOVEMENT,” they use a font that is more appropriate for a 10 year-old’s lemonade stand – I belive it’s called CURLZ. This is a serious sign that is attempting to convey the importance of properly stowing equipment for sea, but instead comes across as a comic strip. Not heeding these warnings can lead serious injury! …And don’t get me started on the ‘WordArt’ title up top!

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About john

John is the Graphic design engine at WhizBang Concepts. He lives in North Wilmington, DE with his wife Lisa, and their daughter Tessa and works full-time in Philadelphia as a Marine Engineer. John is a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy reserve and enjoys following the NY Yankees and NY Giants.