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  • Ok ok I give, whats the deal with Comic Sans?

    All right everyone, I know I'm the new guy around here and all. But there seems to be so much hatred towards Comic Sans. So I'm just gonna bite the bullet and ask the nOOb question.

    Why are we all hating on this font so much?

  • #2
    I don't hate it. I'm Comic Sans only friend. lol
    Why are we all hating on this font so much?
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    Because it is WAY too often misused...usually by do it yourself "graphic artists".
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    • #3
      Because it is the most common inappropriatly used font. Many people (non-designers we hope) think it is cute and use it where "cute" won't fly. Like legal documents.
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      • #4
        It's a font that is used WAY too much because it's so readily available - and it's usually used very poorly by people who don't have an understanding of basic design or typography principles.

        Ban Comic Sans

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        • #5
          Just for mentioning the name you get 20 lashes with a wet noodle.
          How about a chain pickerel in your bath tub?

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          • #6
            aww come on whats wrong with comic sans????


            hahahaha just kidding with you all, i would say just overuse
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            • #7
              I have to agree. C**** S*** is used so often in porfessional documents. It looks terrible.

              If only I could get the same disgust toward Papyrus. blah. everywhere...
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              • #8
                If comic sans's main detriment is its over use and abuse, then isn't myriad and minion well on its way to joining comic sans in the frozen lake at the bottom of hell, rubbing elbows with Caesar, Hitler and the spirit of the Republican party? Shouldn't we be burning ligatures in Helvetica's yard too?
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                • #9
                  Because it's complete trash. Look at how inconsistent the lettertypes are. It's hard on the eyes.

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                  • #10
                    http://fourtwentydesign.com/blog/arc...5-worst-fonts/
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                    • #11


                      That's why.
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                      • #12
                        educational.......!
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                        • #13
                          Thankfully Papyrus is on that list - I think it's the new Comic Sans.

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                          • #14
                            I see university roman or something like that...Occidental used in signage all over the place here. Mostly for these gated communities, various businesses, etc...Anybody else see this?
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                            • #15
                              I like this thread. I don't use comic sans, papyrus, myriad or minion.

                              I like University Roman though. I don't use it often, so no problem. I particularly like it's "&" which maybe why it is overused...
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