Did the Papyrus/Avatar skit on SNL this past Saturday leave you to question everything you believe in too? Did it have you yelling at the TV: “Yes! That is so me!”
If you missed it, this past weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live featured a now-viral sketch in which host Ryan Gosling had a meltdown over Avatar‘s use of the Papyrus font in its promotional materials.
The creator of Papyrus, Chris Costello, has since responded to the sketch. “I woke up… and my email was full. I had a lot of people telling me, ‘Did you see this SNLthing?'” he recently told CBS News. “I took a look at it and me and my wife were, like, cracking up. I mean, we couldn’t stop laughing. It was one of the best things I’ve seen.” Costello, who sold the font for a mere $750 years ago, also revealed the inspiration behind Papyrus. “I was right out of college… I was just kind of just struggling with some things, different life issues. I was studying the Bible, I was looking for God, and this font came to mind — this idea of thinking about the biblical times and Egypt and the Middle East,” he explained. “I just started scribbling this alphabet while I was at work, and it kind of looked pretty cool.” However, he added, “It was not my intent to have it used for everything… it’s way overused.”