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A Font for God

Can you imagine using a papyrus font for your designs? Probably not many. In the Avatar movie, that was the only time I saw this font being used. When you take a design class, most professors dislike or shy away from the Papyrus font. I can understand why. It kind of looks like it was designed for a word document. To me, it seems like the Papyrus font is the only artistic looking font in Word. However, creator of the Papyrus font, Chris Costello explains that his inspiration for creating it was from God.

 Chris was only 23 years old, in college while creating it. In the article “The Guy Who Created the Infamous Papyrus Font”, Chris explains that “I was kind of just struggling with some different life issues, I was studying the Bible, looking for God and this font came to mind, this idea of, thinking about the biblical times and Egypt and the Middle East.” How can an infamous font be used for anything? However, with Chris’s explanation of the Papyrus font, it adds a deeper meaning to it.


  1. Nicole Judge wrote:

    I always think about ancient times when I see this font. It seems like the kind of font you would see in movies like “The Mummy”. I did not recognize it on the Avatar cover! That is very interesting!

    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 5:58 pm | Permalink
  2. Jun Hee Kim wrote:

    Thank you for a great information. I hope to make a design inspired by God, too.

    Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 4:39 pm | Permalink
  3. Dantee Benton wrote:

    Papyrus gets a bit of a bad rap with designers nowadays. I absolutely love the font itself and like to use it, but its frowned upon by most professors Ive had at GMU.

    Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 1:52 pm | Permalink