Type: Put the Sans back into Comic Sans

Yes, I hate Comic Sans. Most serious graphic designers do. The reason I brought this topic up, is I just ran across a friend’s website that used Comic Sans on every page and yes, I think I did just threw up a bit in my mouth.

I have nothing against decorative typefaces, however I do have something against typefaces that are made specifically to “make people happy” or when they use it or to have “something different” — when that is the only reason for the birth of the ugly. How about this, try out Garamond? Or, try Helvetica instead of Arial as a face? I know, for something fun and light hearted, let’s try out Cooper Black. Yeah, yeah, I said Cooper Black. At least Cooper Black was created with some forethought by a master type designer.

I really think the entity to blame for the pandemic of Comic Sans is Microsoft. Had they not lumped this bogus face into the heap of five and dime typefaces in their crash-prone programs, the world would have been saved from the likes of Comic Sans and Arial.

Yes, I’m very passionate about this. I have lived in a Comic Sans infested world for years. Perhaps it is time for the Comic Sans Emancipation Proclamation. Who wants to help me write it? I will not stand any longer to see Comic Sans be used in place of, well, anything else. I want to be free!

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One comment

  1. Kim · October 28, 2014

    I agree 100%. I don’t hate microsoft, but their typefaces suck.
    I had a contract for which i was really not paid enough, so I refused to do the lettering…. BIG MISTAKE. Other “designer” she hired to to the job (probably a friend or relative that knows their way around photoshop…), put comic sans as the inside font.
    Ruined the whole project.
    RUINED.
    So how am i supposed to present this to anyone as one of the projects I did….i just don’t.
    Waste, what a waste. HATE Comic SANS

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