Friday, December 4, 2009

An Ode to Papyrus, by Dustin Britt (@ Matchstic)

Copied and pasted directly from Matchblog, HERE.

Ready to open your own local coffee shop?

Say no more, you need Papyrus.

Yoga instructor?

Papyrus is the answer to your design dilemma.

Getting ready to start a sermon series on Joshua at your church?


Billion dollar director making a strange movie about blue aliens?

What says other-worldly better than Papyrus?


Is there really another choice?

Designed by Chris Costello in 1982, the Papyrus font was originally hand-drawn over a period of six months by means of calligraphy pen and textured paper. Costello described his goal as a font that would represent what English vernacular would have looked like if written on papyrus 2000 years ago.

A sarcastic - yes - but true look at how something can be visually popular, successful, & even trendy and too often slowly creep from the simple enjoyment of it => copycats => obscurity. Reminding me that, like Alvin said yesterday, “restraint is increasingly important“.

For more on the wild world of Papyrus use in design, you can check out:

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