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Simon Garfield explores the world's worst fonts

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london 2012 typeface
london 2012 typeface

Co.Design's got an excerpt from Simon Garfield's book Just My Type exploring the worst font offenders with a balance of history and righteous snark. While Gill Sans Light Shadowed gets compared to a headache-inducing Escher drawing, the 2012 Olympics Typeface gets special treatment as the worst of the worst. And, perhaps because Garfield primarily takes aim at over-designed fonts like Ransom Note and Papyrus, Comic Sans remains relatively unscathed.