Tuesday, October 3, 2017

"Papyrus font creator reacts to viral "Avatar" skit"

CBS:

"I forgot about it for years," Gosling says, "but then I remembered that 'Avatar' -- the giant international blockbuster -- used Papyrus as its logo."

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"I designed the font when I was 23 years old. I was right out of college. 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. I just started scribbling this alphabet while I was at work and it kind of looked pretty cool," Costello said.

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Costello sold the font for $750 and said he receives "very low" royalty payments.