The line between the right and wrong kinds of tacky is too easily crossed with everyone’s favourite novelty font, Cooper Black.

Illuminated sign with raised wooden sign reads N&S QUICK-STOP WEST INDIAN BAR & TAKE OUT in Cooper Black and Brush Script

But if it’s a “novelty” font, why does it continue to be used decades later, sometimes well? I actually like this sign.

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