Fonts that Should Be Made Illegal

Ugly Fonts

These fonts cause headaches. Please use sparingly, or better yet, not at all.

Calibri. I have no idea how it became the new default font of Microsoft Word. It’s one of those fonts that’s easier to read than it is to write in. With Calibri, it’s hard to tell how many spaces you have between letters and words; it’s all wonky.

People abuse Impact. It doesn’t have half the impact it used to have because it’s everywhere. When I walk into the library and see the bulletin board covered with notices in Impact, I’ll ignore them. Chances are, if you use Impact, you really don’t have much to say.

Comic Sans. I loved this font when I was in 7th grade. I used it all the time and then got so sick of it by high school that I never wanted to see it again. Like Impact, it’s often overused.

Arial. It’s just too narrow for me to read comfortably. I’d rather have Verdana.

Franklin Gothic Medium. As with Comic Sans, I went through a period of time where I adored Franklin Gothic Medium. It is an attractive font, but it’s very thick and looks bold all the time.

What are fonts you can’t stand to look at?

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