Happy Halloween.

If you’re in the mood today to consider how you’d like to design your tombstone, you might enjoy my interview on Design Observer with Thomas Greb and Jason Stark. I was relieved to learn that Papyrus, Curlz, and Comic Sans are not (and have never been) popular tombstone typefaces. Knowing that, I guess we can all rest in peace…

But Avante Garde? Isn’t that just completely ironic? (Avante garde means “advance guard” in French.) At that point, you’re buried deep in the earth. You’re not advancing anywhere. You might as well pair it with Futura.

Unless, of course, you believe in reincarnation. In which case, maybe an Arial view would also be a good choice.

By the way, this backs up why Toothpick Bird looks like it’s dead in this non-makeover with Optima.