Comments on: The Problem with Free Fonts http://designm.ag/resources/the-problem-with-free-fonts/ Articles and Resources for Web Designers Tue, 20 Sep 2011 17:54:12 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.3 By: Caitlin G.http://designm.ag/resources/the-problem-with-free-fonts/#comment-49373 Sun, 17 Jul 2011 13:43:43 +0000 http://designm.ag/?p=30833#comment-49373 You are my hero! So long have I been complaining to everyone I know about my hatred of Papyrus based on it’s overuse. You were practically quoting my arguments. I used to like the font but now that it’s literally everywhere, the intrigue has been lost. Also, seeing it so often made my realize how unprofessionally the random chunks had been cut out of the letters. Overused, overated and ugly! I would completely Agree with you, although, mentioning Verdana is getting a bit harsh.

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By: Stanley Doxonhttp://designm.ag/resources/the-problem-with-free-fonts/#comment-45987 Wed, 06 Jul 2011 11:04:19 +0000 http://designm.ag/?p=30833#comment-45987 And you get professionally made an effort to Rosalie Getaway, When i worn out consequently easily.

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By: Edwardhttp://designm.ag/resources/the-problem-with-free-fonts/#comment-44733 Fri, 01 Jul 2011 02:22:13 +0000 http://designm.ag/?p=30833#comment-44733 So true! Papyrus drives me incredibly nuts!!! I’ve seen it used by coffee shops, furniture stores, and even yoga places. I suppose it’s done by anyone going for that natural look.

I appreciate the post because I had been wondering what the name of the font was for a while. And I must say, at the moment I despise the abuse of it slightly more than Comic Sans.

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By: Sü Smithhttp://designm.ag/resources/the-problem-with-free-fonts/#comment-42260 Mon, 13 Jun 2011 21:33:19 +0000 http://designm.ag/?p=30833#comment-42260 This article shifted my thinking on comic sans: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/links/monologues/15comicsans.html. I still don’t *love* comic sans, but I am now more tolerant of it.

When I first met papyrus I fell in love with it. It seemed to be the only unique and earthy font that came default on my computer. I was a newb, had no idea there were free fonts available back then. I’ve lost my affinity for this font and do recognize that it’s been overused. I’m also guilty of using bleeding cowboys.

So maybe free fonts are a good thing, that way those with a limited budget have more choices! There is always a way to turn a negative situation into a positive one, even if it’s just a learning experience.

Btw, I found this gorgeous free font the other day with very generous licensing information. I don’t know if it’s a ripoff of any other font, but it is definitely beautiful in my eyes!!

Otama ep Typeface

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