Things that make you scream "fire the designer!"
October 15, 2010 12:45 PM Subscribe
Tell me about basic graphic design errors/faux pas that irritate the hell out of designers.
posted by Metroid Baby to Media & Arts (36 answers total) 55 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for things that most graphic designers consider ugly, annoying, cliché, or just wrong, but frequently show up anyway. The "AARGH, any intern would know that!" stuff. I know of a few typography peeves - things like using novelty fonts for large amounts of text, crappy kerning, Comic Sans - but can't think of much beyond that.
The more common and elementary, the better. Even better if they're easily spotted by someone with little to no design experience (like me) as long as they know what to look for.
If you can find examples, I'd appreciate it, but it's not necessary. Thanks!