Tag: comic sans

Comic Sans Criminal: Sign the Pledge

This is a nice bit of anti-Comic Sans propaganda – comicsanscriminal.com – that you should be aware of. Especially if you are a church. Please delete that font from your computers. There is no good reason to be using it in 2011.

Keep this in mind:

Although, apparently it is good for dyslexics.

You can even sign this pledge at the end.

Comic Sans fights back in an expletive laced tirade

Comic Sans, the world’s most maligned typeface, has come out swinging via this imagined monologue from McSweeny’s Mike Lacher. A sample (the language is a little blue).

“You don’t like that your coworker used me on that note about stealing her yogurt from the break room fridge? You don’t like that I’m all over your sister-in-law’s blog? You don’t like that I’m on the sign for that new Thai place? You think I’m pedestrian and tacky? Guess the **** what, Picasso. We don’t all have seventy-three weights of stick-up-my-ass Helvetica sitting on our seventeen-inch MacBook Pros. Sorry the entire world can’t all be done in stark Eurotrash Swiss type. Sorry some people like to have fun. Sorry I’m standing in the way of your minimalist Bauhaus-esque fascist snoozefest. Maybe sometime you should take off your black turtleneck, stop compulsively adjusting your Tumblr theme, and lighten the **** up for once.

People love me. Why? Because I’m fun. I’m the life of the party. I bring levity to any situation. Need to soften the blow of a harsh message about restroom etiquette? SLAM. There I am. Need to spice up the directions to your graduation party? WHAM. There again. Need to convey your fun-loving, approachable nature on your business’ website? SMACK. Like daffodils in m********* spring.”

Shirt of the Day: Font irony

This one is guaranteed to confuse graphic designers. Like those posters that have the word “red” written in green writing. They don’t fool me. I’m colourblind.

But I’m not font blind.

Font flow chart

By now you know that Comic Sans is terrible. If you’re still struggling and want a helpful flow chart – I’ve found one for you

Sans comic sans

Comic Sans was a font designed with a very specific purpose in mind – and it quickly outlived that usefulness.

If you use it regularly – and particularly in “professional” documents or presentations – please cease and desist.

If, like me, you’re frustrated by the use of this abominable font – visit bancomicsans.com and join the cause.