Scary Type #2: Font Mutilation

October 14, 2011

Scary Type #2: Font Mutilation

In honor of the approaching halloween season, asked me to illustrate some scary type situations. The second offender: Type Mutilation.

I know it's getting close to Halloween, but, really, who do you think you are, Jack the Ripper? Stop stretching, pulling, twisting, and mutilating your fonts! If you treat your fonts like a civil human being would, they can really enhance your designs typographically. Keep this in mind for future designs, unless you want your work looking like a murder scene.

Stay tuned for my next Scary Type Illustration next Friday!

Some other hand-picked posts you might enjoy on our Design Blog:

Scary Type #1: Papyrus
Daily Type Drawings by Jay Roeder
How are Your Type Spacing Skillz? Play Kerntype

Jay Roeder

Jay Roeder

Hey, I’m Jay Roeder. I’m a designer and illustrator, or “design-ustrator” as I like to put it. I’m a freelancer that is basically obsessed anything and everything related to typography and music. My weekdays are spent doing daily drawings, which I post on my site Monday through Friday – check it out at You can follow me on Twitter @TheRoeder.

Featured Job

Design Manager, AP/AC / California, US

Join the Conversation

  • Facebook

    Like on Facebook.

  • Daily Inspiration Email

    Receive a daily email with Design Blog highlights. Subscribe

  • Newsletter

    Our monthly design newsletter delivered straight to your inbox.