Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Today's PStUM: Algerian font

Gee Charlotte, these city folk certainly have diversity in food options. Myrtle Beach is so cosmopolitan! They’ve got a Denny’s, a Houlihan’s, gorsh. Wow, take a look at this place, I don’t think it’s a chain- the Tally-Ho? How exotic! And look at that font! I certainly never used that font in MS Word 95. It looks like we’re about to embark on a remarkable journey of flavor and ambiance never before experienced. Keep your hat on, Char, this place looks wild!

Wow, you put effort into that typeface. It's not
like I could have designed that myself.
I fucking despise Algerian. Anyone with any sense does. Comic sans is famously reviled for it’s overuse, but I propose that Algerian is the real culprit- Comic Sans never pretends to be anything other than what it is, which is absolutely retarded. Algerian is a font of deception- just as the Devil mixes his lies with the truth, Algerian mixes a true earnestness of a small bar and grill trying to succeed with a tacky quasi-orientalist bullshit aesthetic that is not acceptable past fifth grade power point presentations about turtles. This is "Algerian" like Wingdings is whatever the fuck Wingdings is supposed to be. Whatever these people think it may look like, it does not. Whatever effect they want it to convey, it will fail at. Algerian is a joke.

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