Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The worst font

Poor Comic Sans.

This is the font that everyone loves to hate. Just type “Comic Sans” into YouTube and watch all the videos come up! Type “the worst font” into Google and Comic Sans is the answer.

Yet it was originally designed for use in comics—comics/Comic fancy that!

It was only when people started using it for serious typography that purists revolted. It’s playful and quirky, not sober and serious like Times New Roman.

In my opinion there’s more than enough space in writing for both. But maybe don’t send a submission to a publisher in Comic Sans. And don’t use it for CVs either. Save it for birthday parties and fun occasions.

Oh, and steer clear of Papyrus as well. It has its own coterie of haters.

Helen Woodall

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