More fun with fonts

ban comic sans :: Putting the Sans in Comic Sans

In 1995 Microsoft released the font Comic Sans originally designed for comic book style talk bubbles containing informational help text. Since that time the typeface has been used in countless contexts from restaurant signage to college exams to medical information. These widespread abuses of printed type threaten to erode the very foundations upon which centuries of typographic history are built.

It must be Death To Fonts week here at Various and Sundry.

This link was originally spotted at Near Mint Heroes.


 
 
 

2 Responses to “More fun with fonts”

  1. Brian G
    31. August 2004 at 21:16

    This irritates me. The font isn’t bad itself, it’s the way people use it. Check out http://www.comicsnmore.com I’m using ComicSans MS in the headers, and it kicks because it’s used right!

    Daym. Fonts don’t suck, people suck.

  2. Augie De Blieck Jr.
    1. September 2004 at 14:57

    Ah, but you’re using the wrong “I” in the middle of words. Do NOT use the crossbar “I” unless it’s a proper name or the beginning of a sentence. There’s also some kerning issues on “SHIPPING,” part of whichis probably caused by those “I”s.

    OK, I’ll stop geeking out now.