Font Police is patrolling the world for bad typography. We issue misdemeanours for spelling mistakes and lengthy sentences in our criticisms.

This is a light-hearted humour site, with no offence intended. Send ideas to submissions@ followed by fontpolice.org.
Mixed up messaging Referred by Jack Guy. There are some typefaces that should never be mixed. The first line looks as though the point sizes are changing, and it doesn’t get any better below. We’re not sure who ‘Pat Roberston’ (sic) is.

Mixed up messaging Referred by Jack Guy. There are some typefaces that should never be mixed. The first line looks as though the point sizes are changing, and it doesn’t get any better below. We’re not sure who ‘Pat Roberston’ (sic) is.

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Tiffany case Is Tiffany classy? Not with a backwards A it isn’t. The kerning isn’t great, either, and that N looks too narrow. Submitted by Randy Tamura.

Tiffany case Is Tiffany classy? Not with a backwards A it isn’t. The kerning isn’t great, either, and that N looks too narrow. Submitted by Randy Tamura.

Not all work is done on the premises No, it’s not just the melting vinyl that caught our eye. It’s the dumb apostrophe in the first line, and the backwards A on the second. The space is a tad large, too. Found by Randy Tamura.

Not all work is done on the premises No, it’s not just the melting vinyl that caught our eye. It’s the dumb apostrophe in the first line, and the backwards A on the second. The space is a tad large, too. Found by Randy Tamura.

Making a start We can overlook the Comic Sans used for the school. The two upside-down Ss, not so much.

Making a start We can overlook the Comic Sans used for the school. The two upside-down Ss, not so much.

Flooded ABC has been nicked by the Font Police: there is too much condensing in the middle line, to the point where the verticals look thinner than the horizontals.

Flooded ABC has been nicked by the Font Police: there is too much condensing in the middle line, to the point where the verticals look thinner than the horizontals.

The pen is mighty Spacing is important. (Found via Facebook; hat tip to Tess Patrick.)

The pen is mighty Spacing is important. (Found via Facebook; hat tip to Tess Patrick.)

Ten pounds of mice If your logo is based around a letterform, be aware of how words can appear next to it.

Ten pounds of mice If your logo is based around a letterform, be aware of how words can appear next to it.

Breaking news All caps are not ideal. Even worse: artificially condensing your type makes it hard to read, as in this announcement from the Murdoch Press.

Breaking news All caps are not ideal. Even worse: artificially condensing your type makes it hard to read, as in this announcement from the Murdoch Press.

Plan ahead Always ensure that the typeface you choose fits correctly into the space you have.

Plan ahead Always ensure that the typeface you choose fits correctly into the space you have.

Mixed messages The three lines of Arial Black are not centred properly—how could they get this wrong? And the task that you have to pay $2 for seems extremely unpleasant, but at least they supply the bowls. Always be wary of signs in Arial Black.

Mixed messages The three lines of Arial Black are not centred properly—how could they get this wrong? And the task that you have to pay $2 for seems extremely unpleasant, but at least they supply the bowls. Always be wary of signs in Arial Black.