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2013-09-01 10:46:55 AM
Holy shiat that couple is annoying as fark.
 
2013-09-01 10:53:30 AM
I'll admit I don't know much about typography, but I know what I like.

I sure hope Holly and Dave don't breed.
 
2013-09-01 11:02:16 AM

DrunkBastard: I'll admit I don't know much about typography, but I know what I like.

I sure hope Holly and Dave don't breed.


Too late.  Sierra and Aldin.  Whenever I hear the name Sierra for a girl, I swear to Elvis, I visualize it in comic sans.
 
2013-09-01 11:17:00 AM
If you're too the point where seeing a font makes you angry, you need to reassess your priorities in life.
 
2013-09-01 11:28:29 AM
www.prdaily.eu
 
2013-09-01 11:34:15 AM
Hitler did love dogs, and was kind to all animals that didn't have opposeable thumbs. He was a vegetarian, too.
 
2013-09-01 11:38:33 AM
I didn't know I was supposed to hate a certain font.
 
2013-09-01 11:40:53 AM
Why would I be mad at a guy who designed a font?
 
2013-09-01 11:44:54 AM

doglover: Hitler did love dogs, and was kind to all animals that didn't have opposeable thumbs. He was a vegetarian, too.


Yet he allowed Blondi to be deliberately poisoned to ensure that the cyanide capsules he had received were potent enough. Blondi died.
 
2013-09-01 11:44:56 AM
Comic Sans is to fonts what mixed fruit is to jelly packets.
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-01 11:52:01 AM
 
2013-09-01 12:11:52 PM
Hey guys what's going on in this thread?
 
2013-09-01 12:38:39 PM
They found him a while back
globalnerdy.com
 
2013-09-01 12:41:11 PM

Shostie: If you're too the point where seeing a font makes you angry, you need to reassess your priorities in life.


This.
 
2013-09-01 12:42:52 PM

Shostie: If you're too the point where seeing a font makes you angry, you need to reassess your priorities in life.


People carry around a lot of hate these days. Just looking for somewhere to put it.
 
2013-09-01 12:43:30 PM
Before someone posts that paragraph about Comic Sans rocking out with AC/DC, stop and think. Would any of AC/DC's album covers look "rockin" with the use of Comic Sans? Of course not.

Comic Sans is the Rob Liefeld of fonts.
 
2013-09-01 12:44:20 PM
Let's ban fat middle-aged women trying to be edgy with shaved heads and lip piercings. Like really, I'm supposed to entrust my designs to an old woman with shaved head grooves?
 
2013-09-01 12:48:50 PM

DanZero: They found him a while back
[globalnerdy.com image 600x415]


Terrible webcomics are far worse a blight than inappropriately used Comic Sans.
 
2013-09-01 12:50:03 PM

shanrick: Comic Sans is to fonts what mixed fruit is to jelly packets.
[i.imgur.com image 285x285]


No, because Comic Sans isn't my favorite font.

/I don't hate it though.
//Because I save hate for things that actually matter in life.
///Like people who talk in theaters.
 
2013-09-01 12:51:55 PM

doglover: Hitler did love dogs, and was kind to all animals that didn't have opposeable thumbs. He was a vegetarian, too.


And that is why PETA and vegans must never be trusted. Never again.
 
2013-09-01 12:52:09 PM
I personally like the fact that I can identify people as MR when they choose to use comic sans.  It's a big sandwich board hanging around their necks, saying "I'm tooopid.  And I'm too tooopid to know i'm tooopid!"
 
2013-09-01 12:54:05 PM

Yotto: shanrick: Comic Sans is to fonts what mixed fruit is to jelly packets.
[i.imgur.com image 285x285]

No, because Comic Sans isn't my favorite font.

/I don't hate it though.
//Because I save hate for things that actually matter in life.
///Like people who talk in theaters.


And orphans. I hate orphans.
 
2013-09-01 12:57:33 PM
I didn't have an opinion on comic sans before--but now I plan on making it my favorite font.

It appears to be perfect for IRL trolling.
 
2013-09-01 12:59:39 PM
Nice to know that people are focusing on the world's big problems...
/pair of dipshiats
 
2013-09-01 01:02:58 PM
Meanwhile in the Netherlands, people find reasons to be happy rather than be upset over the trivial. That's why they actually have a day to celebrate Comic Sans.
 
2013-09-01 01:05:15 PM
What's wrong with using Comic Sans? It's quite easy to read.
 
2013-09-01 01:06:00 PM

Relatively Obscure: Why would I be mad at a guy who designed a font?


Indeed. Many, many shiatty fonts have been designed over the years. Our hate should be reserved for the morons who use them.
 
2013-09-01 01:07:33 PM
I prefer to write everything in Papyrus
 
2013-09-01 01:09:59 PM
If you hate a font enough to agitate against it, your entire life is a waste of time.
 
2013-09-01 01:13:46 PM

Mambo Bananapatch: If you hate a font enough to agitate against it, your entire life is a waste of time.

 
2013-09-01 01:14:36 PM

Rambino: I didn't have an opinion on comic sans before--but now I plan on making it my favorite font.



It appears to be perfect for IRL trolling.

I'm making it my default Fark font. With Impact as the alternate for those without Comic Sans on their computers
 
2013-09-01 01:16:06 PM

J. Frank Parnell: Shostie: If you're too the point where seeing a font makes you angry, you need to reassess your priorities in life.

People carry around a lot of hate these days. Just looking for somewhere to put it.


I suppose it's better that they're taking out their frustrations on a font rather than on an elementary school.
 
2013-09-01 01:17:54 PM
Sure, the font is a little annoying. But submitters who link to articles that auto play should be fed by Hitler's dog, Blondi.
 
2013-09-01 01:19:27 PM

Go Fornicate Without a Partner: I personally like the fact that I can identify people as MR when they choose to use comic sans.  It's a big sandwich board hanging around their necks, saying "I'm tooopid.  And I'm too tooopid to know i'm tooopid!"


It's a font. Get over yourself.
 
2013-09-01 01:21:58 PM

MarkEC: What's wrong with using Comic Sans? It's quite easy to read.


More readable than a great deal of other fonts out there. I don't use it for anything, but I suspect I'd choose it long before a good number of other ones if I had to.
 
2013-09-01 01:24:14 PM
Comic Sans is not necessarily a bad typeface. However, I think it gets used too lazily and inappropriately. It obviously evokes a certain fun, casual attitude, but not much else. The problem is it gets deployed in settings where one needs to express professionalism as well. I just don't think Comic Sans does that well at all. It's not a nuanced typeface. There are plenty of fonts out there that that balance professionalism with fun. It's just a matter of sitting down and thinking for a few moments about what sort of image you're trying to convey.
 
2013-09-01 01:25:55 PM
Costanza and Gibbons?
Shoulda gone with Simek and Rosen.
 
2013-09-01 01:26:40 PM
If you have strong feelings one way or the other about a font; now would be a good time to rethink your life.
 
2013-09-01 01:27:50 PM
Which font should I use if I want to make a sign about a stick figure lemonade stand run by little girls?
 
2013-09-01 01:29:55 PM
"I thought, 'That's silly. Dogs don't talk like that.'

Unable to read TFA past that point.

/the stupid, it burns.
 
2013-09-01 01:31:10 PM

Cheops: Which font should I use if I want to make a sign about a stick figure lemonade stand run by little girls?


Fette Fraktur.
 
2013-09-01 01:31:26 PM

Cheops: Which font should I use if I want to make a sign about a stick figure lemonade stand run by little girls?


Haettenschweiler
 
2013-09-01 01:31:49 PM

rmcooper4: The problem is it gets deployed in settings where one needs to express professionalism as well.


If you're professionalism is so tenuous something as simple as a font can fark it up, then you've got bigger problems.

Google has a giant freaking slide and all kinds of childish stuff in their offices, while second rate companies are being overly-sensitive about comic sans.
 
2013-09-01 01:32:51 PM
What stupidity. This is like people getting mad at screwdrivers because sometimes people use them as chisels. A font is a tool. There is a time and a place where Comic Sans is the right choice, such as in the talk balloons of a cartoon dog. It's not the font's fault that people are using it inappropriately.
 
2013-09-01 01:32:54 PM

J. Frank Parnell: If you're professionalism is so tenuous something as simple as a font can fark it up, then you've got bigger problems.


OH GOD NO. I MEANT "YOUR"

/what have i become
 
2013-09-01 01:37:29 PM

rmcooper4: Comic Sans is not necessarily a bad typeface. However, I think it gets used too lazily and inappropriately. It obviously evokes a certain fun, casual attitude, but not much else. The problem is it gets deployed in settings where one needs to express professionalism as well. I just don't think Comic Sans does that well at all. It's not a nuanced typeface. There are plenty of fonts out there that that balance professionalism with fun. It's just a matter of sitting down and thinking for a few moments about what sort of image you're trying to convey.


This. While I find it hard to muster wrath on the topic, as a graphic designer I need to know how "readable" a font is and how its use conveys meaning or evokes a particular emotional response.

Write out the Bill of Rights in purple crayon and see if you don't agree.

Entire, decades-long ad campaigns have been presumed on this, such as the use of the Futura font family in Volkswagen ads. Futura conveyed in those ads Germanic technological prowess without that Nazi flavour of Gothic lettering, and yet worked in headline and body copy.

Comic Sans works to convey that your mama finally figured out how to do a church bake sale poster in Windows 95.

Sorry, but if you think this stuff doesn't matter, I will make money selling you stuff you don't need, because you refuse to accept that design creates desire.
 
2013-09-01 01:39:36 PM

J. Frank Parnell: J. Frank Parnell: If you're professionalism is so tenuous something as simple as a font can fark it up, then you've got bigger problems.

OH GOD NO. I MEANT "YOUR"

/what have i become


Shouldn't that slashie end in a question mark? Even as a rhetorical question, it's still a question.
 
2013-09-01 01:42:31 PM

marius2: Holy shiat that couple is annoying as fark.


They're, like, totally like the kind of, like, people that like, make me want to, like, punch them in the face. A couple of hipster douchebag graphic designers going to war against a font they don't like? Does the irony of them printing all of the "ban the font" stickers and materials just completely escape them? As hipster douchebags, I'd assume they were familiar with irony, but it doesn't look like it.

Shostie: If you're too the point where seeing a font makes you angry, you need to reassess your priorities in life.

^^

pdieten: What stupidity. This is like people getting mad at screwdrivers because sometimes people use them as chisels. A font is a tool. There is a time and a place where Comic Sans is the right choice, such as in the talk balloons of a cartoon dog. It's not the font's fault that people are using it inappropriately.


TABLETS ARE BETTER THAN PCs! PCs ARE BETTER THAN CONSOLES! CANON IS BETTER THAN NIKON! ROADSTERS ARE BETTER THAN HALF-TON TRUCKS!

and so forth.
 
2013-09-01 01:43:09 PM

J. Frank Parnell: J. Frank Parnell: If you're professionalism is so tenuous something as simple as a font can fark it up, then you've got bigger problems.

OH GOD NO. I MEANT "YOUR"

/what have i become


 If you use "you're" instead of "your" when you are talking about professionalism, then you've got bigger problems.


/I keed
 
2013-09-01 01:45:02 PM

Valiente: Shouldn't that slashie end in a question mark? Even as a rhetorical question, it's still a question.


Actually i probably should have done a ... there. I blame it on shock.
 
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