Papyrus Watch

Friday, June 26, 2009

Papyrus Landscapes

Driftwood Landscape

Driftwood Landscape, actually, wants you to give them a call in the convincing font of Papyrus. To be honest I'd love to have that outdoor living space pictured in the ad above, but on second thought...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sweet Dreams are made of Papyrus


Diana found this shocking use of Papyrus by a major brand, Bigelow Teas. Sweet Dreams herb tea, is not only in in Papyrus but the description too. Not sure about other lines of Bigelow Teas, is anyone? Is this just a one time event for them or is there more?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Acupuncture Spa - Bad Typography!

Bad use of Typography

Ok, this is coming straight from a typography class submitted by Jacob for a project on good and bad uses of typography. Could you guess this was one of the bad ones? Reasons cited were overuse of a decorative font and just overuse of text/content on a sign as well. I agree. It's all the same size, too, and all centered. So there you have it, pretty bad all around!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Del Sol Landscapes

Del Sol

This is the third shot taken in the same day sent to us by Megan from Chicago. I don't know what's going on here but i'm not sure if I like any of it.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Halo for men?

halo for men?

Halo for men? Another one sent in by Megan from Chicago, a second of three sightings in one day. I'm not quite sure what these people are going for but it doesn't look (or sound) very manly to me. You?

Papyrus Store for Lease


Well it looks like Verde shut down, probably not the fault of Papyrus, but I don't think it would have helped at all, either. This is one of three Papyrus sightings from Megan from Chicago all from the same day. This isn't the first time this has happened, either.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Papyrus Noshery

noshery papyrus

Another food-related sighting thanks to Jenny. The Noshery uses Papyrus as their logo, food no less, but that appears to be it. The site itself actually looks good, well layed out and seems like it's well maintained. Don't know why they'd use Papyrus.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

River Street Bakery - Pies, Papyrus, and more

co-op bakery 1

co-op bakery 2

Wow, the challenge here is to spot the font that's not Papyrus! Thanks for sending this in to Papyrus Watch, Sabrina. Papyrus as a body copy font is just unacceptable.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Donate Blood for Ice Cream

donate blood

Josh got this in an email ad. I think the whole thing is just plain awful too. Not that I'm against donating blood, in fact i wish this was a better ad. Very unfitting font, and free ice cream for blood?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Susan Seddon-Boulet-Papyrus

Susan Seddon-Boulet

David sends yet another sighting to Papyrus Watch. This one is the website for San Fransisco Bay Area artist Susan Seddon-Boulet. Pretty much her entire website is in Papyrus, even small text which I find quite difficult to read. How very unoriginal.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Earth's Courier, Earth's Font

Earths Courier Papyrus

Look real close at the bumper of the VW above, . Except it's not Earth's font. I don't really think Papyrus communicates earthy in that way that feels efficient enough to be "green" and modern.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Francesca's Papyrus Collection


Ben sent this shot to Papyrus Watch the other day. Turns out Francesca's website also has the Papyrus logo. The site's not that bad, but it's women's apparel so I really have no idea what I'm talking about there but apparently they have a ton of stores. Maybe they can be friends with Cleopatra Secrets.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Delia's Grand Papyrusing


Sheena found this on her car windshield. Ticketed with Papyrus! Terrible, terrible joke. Anyway, I was hoping it was going to be just a grand opening thing, but it's in their address too. I mean their logo's fine, where was the disconnect?

Friday, June 5, 2009



Aaaand the third of Piedmont Avenue from David. Nothing much else to say after the last two, Make My Day or you can heal. One's just cheap, but what one was there first...

Papyrus on Southwest Airlines website?

Southwest Airlines Papyrus

Yeah, there is. Well @pjserven pretty much said it all on this Papyrus sighting on Southwest Airlines website which I thought was a special flight or trip package or something, but it might just be the doesn't appear to be there now. Where am I going, Egypt?

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Photography Papyrus

KS Photography

KS Photography

Quinton sends us a photo of a mail ad for photo company KS Photography based out of Oregon, using Papyrus as their logo and on their print materials. Their website is also adorned with the font, in pink. Gah!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Slaughter of the Soul!

Or slaughter of design, desktop publishing, etc. Or perhaps it means how a font was slaughtered by over-use. I don't know, but think about it. Thank you David (@zub on Twitter) for bringing this to our attention. Talk to us on Twitter too @papyruswatch.

Monday, June 1, 2009

San Diego. Our City? Or Papyrus' City?

San Diego - Our City

Our city. The World's font. Thanks Trevor for sending this in! I don't really know what to say, seems like a big project that would have a knowledgeable designer. The website is well designed, pretty well organized at a glance and nice big type which I'm a fan of. Wish we had a copy of the premier for the wall.

You can heal...

You Can Heal

You can also make your own posters in Word, with so many fonts to choose form that no one else has ever seen. You're going to stand out, Julie. Thankfully her website, although not spectacular, probably gets the job done just fine without Papyrus.

This is part two of three of the Piedmont Avenue gauntlet in Oakland, California captured by David.
a fun and useful website by hi there Web Design, Halifax NS