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ALL CAPS not always all good


Sunday, April 01st, 2001 | 2 comments



We don't want to keep saying don't do that don't do this... but one of the great typographic crimes is to use all caps in a highly decorative font. Have you seen a shop sign such as YE OLDE CHEESE SHOPPE that uses all caps Old English letters. You think to yourself, it looks funny to me, but Im not a sign maker, they must know what they are doing and I'm the one who is wrong. WRONG...you are correct. The person who made that sign should have been slapped

A specific example of how all caps can be bad is our Cezanne font which can be an all-caps nightmare. Illustrated here is the same phrase in all-caps and then... not.

There are many fonts such as Johnston Underground Bold and Terracotta however that are all caps and you have no choice, but when using a decorative font...choose wisely.

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