GQ – when fonts go bad

Good to see News Limited promoting the new edition of GQ in The Sunday Telegraph today.

Mind you, the cover lines could do with a little more thought.

GQ font


  1. Bill Posters
    10 Jun 12
    3:26 pm

  2. Sure it isn’t Neville Brody reprising his 80s work for The Face?

  3. Dwayne
    11 Jun 12
    10:11 pm

  4. The three people who actually read it must be furious!!!!

  5. Production Grunt
    12 Jun 12
    2:20 pm

  6. This is what happens when creatives download and use free TrueType fonts, thinking that it won’t matter.

    Usually, they’re right.
    Occasionally, they’re not right, and it goes spectacularly wrong.

    I keep a particular copy of the Weekend Australian at work, where the FPC on the back page has suffered the same fate. Ouch.

  7. Font Freak
    12 Jun 12
    3:21 pm

  8. I like it!

  9. Kate
    12 Jun 12
    3:30 pm

  10. There was a movie released here in Hong Kong (and China) recently, sort of a romcom, called Love in the Buff. Problem was, whoever chose the English language poster font was clearly more into decorative than legible – it looked like the movie title was ‘Love in the Butt’.

    On the other hand, the whole thing got heaps of free publicity as the English-speaking population took to Facebook and forums to laugh.