Over the years, however, it was over-used. And over-used. To the point of internet infamy. Now Comic Sans is often mocked, and any professional caught using it runs the risk of being tarred and feathered.
One of my favorite graphics of a tongue-in-cheek poke at Comic Sans can be found here. It lists a handful of famous logos, and changes the typeface to Comic Sans. I laugh, and rage a little whenever I see it.
After years of hardcore mockery, people are finally starting to shy away from Comic Sans. But as you know, when one bad trend dies, another often takes its place.
I'd like to introduce you to my personal new-least-favorite overused Font: Papyrus
Another font designed to look a certain way. This one is supposed to be elegant. Exotic. Ancient. (hence the name)
Instead, it has been used and overused to the point of becoming the new Comic Sans.
Not only does Idaho use Papyrus in their Driver's Licenses and "Welcome to Idaho" signs, but my girlfriend even fell victim to the allure of this font when building her website.
Papyrus is one sneaky beast.
Are there any fonts you use on a regular basis that are worthy of note? Are there any fonts people use that drive you crazy? Feel free to call them out here, and we can all collectively ban the bad ones from our repertoire.