April Fools Highlights

anonymooseEvery year we try to amuse with some sort of April Fools prank.  Last year visitors to the site were first greeted by what looked like a hacker takeover, a modest joke, but we’ve done some even bigger and sillier things in previous years. Here are some examples preserved as best we could.

1998 April Fools Page
1999 April Fools Page.
2000 April Fools Page.
2001 April Fools Page.
2002 April Fools Page.
2003 April Fools Page.
2004 April Fools Page.
2006 April Fools Page.
2008 April Fools Page.
2009 April Fools Page.
2012 April Fools Page
2015 April Fools Font

Hope you find them amusing. 1998 and 2002 were probably the biggest hits – certainly my favorites as well. The 2002 page actually results in several calls from churches looking for baptismal fonts every year. Nothing is available for 2005 or 2007 because both of them consisted of joke fonts which did horrible things when you tried to use them. 2015 was the Marquis Greeking font, but imagine it taking over the entire page.


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4 comments on “April Fools Highlights

  1. The links for 2000 through 2003 are all 404, sadly.

    BTW, my personal favourite of your April Fools pranks was HELLvetica. Can’t remember which year that was, but I presume it’s one of the 404s.

  2. Dave

    Ack, you’re right. Fixed now.


  3. Def Egge

    Happy April 1st, Dave! I always enjoy a visit here on this anniversary.

    2008 is 404, by the way, but the other links all work.

  4. You mean the previous post, new fonts and colors, was NOT the April Fool’s joke?!!

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