8 examples of totally inappropriate typography

Typography: it can make or break a design and a business. You folks know your stuff when it comes to great design, so we thought we’d take the opportunity to create some terrible examples of typography for your amusement.


Getting ready for the big sleep

Funeral care business card


 Shockingly good swimming lessons

swimming lessons business card


 The cutest, most loveliest builders you ever did hire

building supplies business card


 Sweeney Todd dog groomers

Dog groomers business card



Utterly smashing window cleaners

Window cleaner business card


 Keeping your child safe and sound

Childcare business card


 Kindergarten cleaners

Cleaning company business card


Slice and dice at the local surgery

Cosmetic surgeon business card


If this blog post ticked your funny bone, why not create some of your own typographical disasters and share them with us on Facebook or Twitter?

About the author

Amel is the Parisian addition to our creative team bringing her French flair to design and photography. And, like any good Parisian, you can usually find her with a ridiculously strong coffee in her hand.

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11 comments on “8 examples of totally inappropriate typography

  1. Stuart Glegg on

    Good stuff. There’s a computer shop in my home town called Special FX and their sign is a handpainted serif font. Makes me smile every time.



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