I don’t want to denigrate the work of Cyrenian House, – a fine organisation, but they may have been concentrating so much on curing drug and alcohol addiction that they have not noticed their own logo. The last figure appearing to be falling flat on his face or maybe even jumping out the window, isn’t really sending the right message for drug treatment, unless there is another panel with him getting up again. The second figure is a little problematic too. cyrenian.jpg

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29 Responses to Cyrenian

  1. crankynick says:

    I’ve always hated that bloody font: isn’t it the one ‘The Mission’ used on their album covers for a while?


  2. tomthrett says:

    papyrus. we used this in one of our folio submissions, rofl!


  3. I don’t mind the font so much. The words alone without the logo would look fine.


  4. flynn says:

    The third figure is just being patriotic by doing a swan dive.


  5. crankynick says:

    It is probably, to be fair, as much a comment on my enduring loathing of The Mission as anything to do with the actual font.


  6. adam1975 says:

    It’s the sort of graphic design effort that you know the person responsible had the best intentions. But they should’ve left the crayons in the box.


  7. SkyLantern says:

    Don’t do drugs or you’ll be locked in a box with people farting on you. The only escape is to leap to your death. Drugs are bad, m’kay.


  8. skink says:

    didn’t the Marquis de Sade write about a fetish involving being locked in a box that had an opening through which people might defecate on you?


  9. I’m sure it’s been an art installation as well.


  10. Adam, it looks like a freebie or done by a friend of someone to me. You should always pay for your graphic design. That way it’s easier to reject it if it is bad.


  11. Levon says:

    Papyrus is also the same font used by Steve Irwin’s show “The Crocodile Hunter”.

    (Insert inappropriate Steve Irwin’s leaping ghost joke here, followed by “too soon?”; then get booted from TWOP)

    Does anyone actually know what “Cyrenian” means? It isn’t explained on their website.


  12. You won’t get booted for Steve Irwin jokes, unless it’s something his estate can sue for.


  13. skink says:

    The Cyrenian was the man who helped Jesus carry his cross.

    (Cyrene was a city in North Africa)

    hence the Cyrenian societies help the disadvantaged carry their burdens


  14. skink says:

    “And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.” (Matthew 27:32)

    “And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.” (Mark 15:21)


  15. skink says:

    “and behold, when he was finished they placed The Cyrene in a cardboard box and a centurion farted through an apperture in his face as pennance” (Skink 13.01pm)


  16. Levon says:

    Isn’t Cyrene one of the new Gladiators?


  17. skink says:

    quite possibly Levon, the city of Cyrene was named after a character from Greek mythology – a beautiful woman who wrestled a lion. Apollo saw her grappling and fell in love with her.

    it would therefore be a good name for a Gladiator.

    now all you have to do is suggest that this Gladiator is a YWL to close the loop and win this week’s TWOP Circle of Nonsense.


  18. Greg Tangey says:

    Argh! i read the post thinking and viewed the pic thinking.. “Damn papyrus, such an ugly font” only to find everyone else has already bashed it down :P


  19. Mike says:

    Oh jeez I hate that font so much. I’d like to kick every designer who’s used it in the nuts/boob.

    I feel that strongly, yes.


  20. flynn says:

    Any-one that can recognize a font name should really get out a bit more.


  21. Font hating is a very popular hobby. search for “hate comic sans” and you’ll see something.


  22. Art Heretic says:

    Comic Sans walks into a bar. The barman says “we don’t serve your type here.”


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