As bloggers and graphic designers like to point out, in the age when anyone can design their own stationery and posters, certain fonts have come to be somewhat overused. Johnny Flash’s blog has a top ten of some usual suspects including, at number four, the font that must be the world’s current most-hated, Papyrus. I would now like to add to such lists a new, bubbling-under entry; Skia. Over the last year, I’ve noticed this tasteful, Greek-y script cropping in many places from magazines to restaurant signs. Mostly it’s used when the owner of the magazine, restaurant, shop, alternative therapy centre or whatever it is wants to be individual and cool, but also a little bit classy and classic. And while it was a nice, unusual font now, for me it is beginning to radiate a certain smugness, as if it thinks it’s above the sort of corny overuse that Copperplate gets. Time to cut it down to size, I say; it’s well on the way to becoming the modern equivalent of Brushcript if you ask me.