These hilarious font fails are a typographer's nightmare

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(Image credit: Belle Chic / u/ThePhantom1994 on Reddit)

Some people spend hours agonising over what font to use for even the most trivial of communicational messages. Others really don't. We've surely all seen some terrible font fails out there but they may pale in comparison to some of the travesties gathered in an online forum collecting some of the most questionable typographic decisions spotted in the wild.

From unfortunate resemblances to unintended letters to text that's entirely illegible or just downright ugly, the Font Gore subreddit is a repository for crimes against typography (see our picks of the best free fonts and perfect font pairings if you want to avoid the same fate).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.