Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Danny sent in this link to a Gizmodo article on terrorost attacks and at first I didn't see the Papyrus. But The first couple comments were also referring to it, so I had another glance and there it was! I think we may have to file this in the very thin acceptable use folder (seems to fit the Egypt motif, no?) What do you think?
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Well, Michael caught this on Letterman last night. Inspired by Avatar? A joke?
Speaking of Avatar's use of Papyrus, I wonder if it will be subject to enough criticsm to get the attention of some guilty designers, perhaps slowing the growth of it's usage? Or will it open the floodgates of acceptance leading us into the Decade of Papyrus? Interesting indeed, these times we're in.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
We've seen it at McDonalds and in memes.
Now Websites are talking, this guy's pretty pissed, folks on the IMDB forums are debating, and people are still tweeting, and now Gizmodo is writing about it.
So what's the word? Custom Papyrus? As I've mentioned I think it is a customized Papyrus, why they would do that I don't know. Remarkable coincidence? Why does it matter? Is Papyrus just another font, like Arial or Times, and a less classy Helvetica? Is that ok? Maybe I can try to sorta feel for all these unknowing Papyrus users. I started thinking, and then I got scared...
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Jenna pointed us to this website for the Moss Rock Festival which she described as a Papyrus explosion. She got that right. She also made a point that it was a cool festival, and I'm sure it was. I like moss and rocks and the earth, but that website is looking pretty rough.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Papyrus! Yeah, our friend Jonathan sent us this website for pentaho (something technical, he's a programmer). Actually looks pretty nice, and Web 2.0ish, making that Papyrus really look out of place.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Ok, here we have a bit of a tragedy. This animated Flash-clock is seriously pretty amazing, you should check it out for the transitions. But of course, the developer had to choose Papyrus. I think the shape of Papyrus' numbers are suiting, which may be why it was picked? Anyway, I think Georgia would look pretty damn hot. You?
Monday, December 7, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Nathan send in this "indiscernible" safety poster and I couldn't agree more with his description. But in fact, Papyrus isn't the worst culprit in this case. I mean the whole thing is just wacky and distracting. That scripty font used for the details of each safety step really is pretty impossible to read. Hopefully no one is hurt due to this masterpiece.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
I really don't know what this is? Ok it's oil filtering stages, but wow. Cooking oil to running a car, and it's nearly unreadable. It's appalling in every way. Not only is it horrifying to look at, add Papyrus then attempt to make it 3D in some spots reminds me of WordArt but worse. Thanks Jesse for posting this atrocity on our Facebook Page (you can be a fan and help spread the good...or bad..word of Papyrus).
Christopher snapped us a brochure for New Fortune Chinese feature Papyrus as their main logo font. There's a ton of different fonts going on there, actually. I've been to some cheap restaurants and take out places...a lot of which likely make their own menus and brochures. This is likely one of them, and well, I'm really not especially stoked on this place now, but I would eat it, and I wish I was eating it right now.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
From this so-called "Turistguide":
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Another among several Papyrus sightings sent in by Chris. He nabbed it from a Yankees Playoff game, looks like it was TIVO'd or something, very handy. I wonder if maybe it's locally-targeted, this sign couldn't be national could it?
Yeah, there it is. I can't realy believe it, but that's not fake, right Chris? He sent it in. I don't see how that can be on NBC.com unless someone slipped it into an ad rotation from a third party...or something complicated.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Imagine getting this as a thank you to your hard work? Apparently this is from lawbook.com which looks like it's chalk-full of fun online courses. This one for Supervisor Anti-Harassment sounds especially exciting. Thanks to Loid for sending this shot, and sorry for your disappoint, we feel your pain.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Drew sent us this website, abookofinsight.com for the "A Book of Insight: Wisdom form the Other Side" a book of Insights" Seriously. Not quite sure about this book... But anyway, what's even more wacky is that glowing 3D word art Papyrus.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Telling me that I can save the world in Papyrus really makes me skeptical, especially the kerning on each line. The real problem is that it looks like the body copy is also in Papyrus, which would make it really really difficult to read. Oh what has become of us.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sent in by one of our Facebook fans, Eartha, this shot illustrates the divide between design and current conversations on the "Internets", as some call "social media". Clearly a disconnect. Is this what (years ago) they referred to as the "digital divide"? No, probably not, but clearly some overpaid employee in Del Monte's marketing department isn't paying attention, yet still on a decent salary. Where the hell's my annual supply of canned peaches in light syrup or pear juice? God damn. Life is truly unfair.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
They're referring to Papyrus paper, and of course, what more suitable a font. Someone thought they were bang on clever with this one. I don't see what it's got to do with papyrus though, doesn't look like anything is painted on papyrus. Visit their website for more. Thanks to Stuart for the pic and link.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I decided to play around with Squidoo for this one, seemed like a good platform to lay out an informational page with all things Papyrus. So send it to your friends so they get what you're talking about when you spot Papyrus, and help spread awareness.
PS: The ad revenue on that page is automatically donated to charity, too. I've got a couple lenses that have racked up about $25 to date, so hey, maybe it'll make a few bucks.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
This site was discovered by Alexa, yet another example of papyrus use in the green/eco-friendly organic-ish industry. Some neat stuff on the website actually, too bad the logo's not so hot. The real kicker though is the Papyrus body copy on the site itself. Gah! No! Never do that.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Our friend Torley spotted Papyrus looming ominously behind Roman Polanski in an interview by the American Film Institute. I think it says "Mystery" and it's in every backdrop of the related interviews, too :S Tsk tsk.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
One of our avid Papyrus Watchers, Drew, tripped through Maine and it was loaded with Papyrus. I'm going to post the food-related sightings here because there's so many and it's funny.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
New Barna Study: Overused Typeface Gains Foothold in U.S. Churches
Friday, September 11, 2009
The Papyrus likely distracted Amy from another fatal flaw of this product, so first and foremost I have to point out the equation on the top of this thing: 1x2+3 does not equal 6, it equals 5. FAIL. I know exactly what this is...one of those motivational plaques. The insincerity I feel here reminds me of the best XKCD comic ever ;)
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I spotted this one walking by the Discovery Centre in Halifax. It was just a slightly creepy thing in the corner of my eye, then of course the Papyrus. I think we're the Papyrus Capitol of Canada.
Gotta get the map straightened out, Flickr is pretty limiting in the number of photos shown at once it seems, open to alternatives!
From the Heart Garden brings us a Chocolate Viola, which is a plant (looks like a violet) not a candy. Looks like this is the company's logo too, which is unfortunate. Amy spotted this at a thrift store, and there's more coming. I've got a couple gems buried somewhere on my phone, also from a thrift store.
Ok I sincerely don't know what this is without googling it which I will do after this, don't you worry. I like it though because it spells Harbour the Canadian way. Oddly enough I spell color the American way, because of HTML and CSS. So there you have it. Sent in by one of our favourite Papyrus Watchers Amy! Oh by the way the Papyrus cheapens it, but reinforces the all natural aspect...hmm...