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11 Things No Designer Has Ever Said

Creative Market March 31, 2021 · 1 min read

Nope. Never. Not once. Pigs might be soaring through the clouds the day we hear a designer turning away new fonts or professing love for Internet Explorer. We thought we’d hop on the #SaidNoOneEver bandwagon and compile this list of things we bet have never slipped through a designer’s lips.


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