It comes up from time to time. ‘It’ is someone complaining that I use Papyrus for a font on watermarks. And it’s usually visceral and out of place. I actually had an email conversation with someone once who commented on my use of the font and as is often the case, people are more sane when you call them on their blog comments.
In my discussion of the use of Papyrus was the thought that it’s over used and people know you suck if you use it. It was put more politely than that by the other person involved, but that is the general sentiment amongst the font geeks; people who are really into fonts. Sometimes too much. I tried pointing out that a lot of people, most, I guessed, just don’t care. It’s like complaining about someone in the classic car circles using a certain type of hubcap that you just KNOW is not original and used by Ford for their 1990s Aero Vans. Really, the populace doesn’t care about minutia like that, or so I believe. And that is what this blog post is about. More or less. And maybe I’m wrong, which is why I experiment and listen.
Take a look at these two images, please.
What I would appreciate is your opinion. In the comments section below please let me know:
- Are you a font geek (it’s really ok if you are, we all have something we’re geeky about)?
- Do you know the name of both fonts?
- Does it matter to you which font is used?
- If yes – Which do you like more, the top or bottom?
This is totally non-scientific blah blah blah. It’s on my blog, of course this isn’t hard science. I’m really most curious if most of you out there who view my images really, really care about which font is on the images for a watermark.
I have listened to your comments and the voices in my head and have decided to go more simple and put it in the corner. I also bought a box of Girl Scout Cookies but that was more for the voices in my head. It now looks like this.