Sunday, April 19, 2009

Comic Sans MS: 1994-2009?

It's totally nerdy/snobby, but I'm thinking of joining the movement to ban Comic Sans MS.

I have seriously wanted to use it in dialogue, though...can't you hear someone crying out, "that's like engraving a tombstone in Comic Sans MS" ?

/conflicted.


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9 comments:

Neil said...

But what makes the font so bad? While it's insane to use it in some documents (scripts, CVs, essays etc), it's perfect for other forms (comics). Cant say I ever use it though.

Nicholas said...

I think it's insanely pretentious to want to get rid of a typeface. I mean, sure it's obnoxious at times, but so are most of the fonts MS Word comes with. I just don't see what's so wrong about it that people must spend their time trying to get it banned, when there are far more important issues than its existance.

I never use it because I don't have a need to, but this is about as silly and pointless as trying to ban saggy pants. Sure it's unbecoming, lazy, and something you never want to have to look at, but is it really THAT important of a battle to fight?

Seth said...

Come on, I love Comic Sans. It says, "I want to be formal, but I'm here to party."

Clockworkjoe said...

http://achewood.com/index.php?date=07052007

Dan Williams said...

Times New Roman.

Clockworkjoe said...

To be fair, nothing is worse than papyrus, not even comic sans.

Chub to Chic in Chicago said...

i HATE comic sans ms.

Justin said...

Curlz takes the cake in my book. Papyrus is a close second.

Laura said...

If we're banning fonts, can we get rid of Times New Roman? There is just something about it that annoys the crap out of me.