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(Boing Boing)   Want to know who's responsible for creating the dreaded font Comic Sans? I have one word for you: Elves   (boingboing.net) divider line 34
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2014-01-31 07:19:36 AM  
First he stole the black man's music, then he created Comic Sans.
 
2014-01-31 07:36:41 AM  
Font snobs are shiat tier snobs.
 
2014-01-31 07:37:57 AM  
www.olceoktavia.com
 
2014-01-31 07:39:37 AM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-01-31 07:44:41 AM  
Comic Sans = Evil

That Guy's Font = Great
 
2014-01-31 07:46:52 AM  
omgwhothehellcares.jpg
 
2014-01-31 07:46:57 AM  
Must have been a South Pole elf.
 
2014-01-31 07:49:06 AM  
I wish they'd just stick to stealing underpants.
 
2014-01-31 07:49:42 AM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I wish they'd just stick to stealing underpants.


Oh son of a... Those be gnomes. Dammit.

/Morning no brain worky
 
2014-01-31 08:03:35 AM  
I do think comic sans hate is the most ludicrous waste of energy on the internet.
 
2014-01-31 08:20:54 AM  

Slaxl: I do think comic sans hate is the most ludicrous waste of energy on the internet.


Comic Sans is fine, the problem is that there aren't more handwriting fonts.  So when you want text to look hand written Comic Sans is what you have to choose from.  I blame Microsoft (and whoever else) who made fonts intellectual property rather than open source.  Sure I can go download some special font package, but then no one will be able to see it.
 
2014-01-31 08:29:54 AM  
Is this really something people care about?

I wonder what it is like not to have actual problems.
 
2014-01-31 08:30:08 AM  

TheGogmagog: Slaxl: I do think comic sans hate is the most ludicrous waste of energy on the internet.

Comic Sans is fine, the problem is that there aren't more handwriting fonts.  So when you want text to look hand written Comic Sans is what you have to choose from.  I blame Microsoft (and whoever else) who made fonts intellectual property rather than open source.  Sure I can go download some special font package, but then no one will be able to see it.


Yeah! I mean when someone else does lots of work to make something possible I really should be allowed complete and free use of it after buying a couple hundred dollars of their products.
 
2014-01-31 08:35:47 AM  
Someone used Comic Cans?

andrewjpatrick.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-31 08:53:17 AM  
I met Richard and Wendy at a comic collectors' club meeting when I was a cadet at West Point (1986 or maybe 85).  I had the first four collected works in the large format volumes.  After the Q&A session and such, they were gracious enough to sign cadets' copies of their work.  I had them sign the volumes "Richard" "And" "Wendy" "Pini"  (One word per book, first two signed by Richard and the last by Wendy.)  Given the uniqueness of the signature, they're probably worth quite a bit of money.  Not that I'd ever sell them.  Those are going to the first grandkid that shows an interest in comic collection.
 
2014-01-31 09:11:12 AM  
That's not comic sans.

(though it is a sans used in comics)
 
2014-01-31 09:15:16 AM  
Should I ever become stupidly rich, one of the first things I'd do is buy Pabst Blue Ribbon and change all the labels to Comic Sans. The cries from those in skinny jeans would sustain me for decades.

TheGogmagog: I blame Microsoft (and whoever else) who made fonts intellectual property rather than open source.


No one is stopping you from making such a font and releasing it to the public.
 
2014-01-31 09:27:08 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-31 10:18:01 AM  
At this point the number of typography experts who have legitimate grievances with Comic Sans is dwarfed by the number of hipsters who think that bagging on the font gives them hipster cred with no understanding at all of why.

It's important that you tell people that you hate comic sans. Otherwise, how will they know you are hip?
 
2014-01-31 10:44:56 AM  
http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/im-comic-sans-asshole
 
2014-01-31 10:59:28 AM  
www.pbfingers.com

I agree. You typeface choice broadcasts your commitment to quality and the tone of your operation.

Comic Sans broadcasts things like: "Sloppy," "Amateurish," and "Low attention to detail." It's also overused. (Sand is frequently overused as well.)

You never use a Microsoft Office font in advertising, with few exceptions of included professional fonts. Times and Helvetica are always appropriate, they are the background of type, they are the ubiquitous bits of art that fade into the background and get out of your way. They are genius in their neutralness.
 
2014-01-31 11:04:43 AM  

Slaxl: I do think comic sans hate is the most ludicrous waste of energy on the internet.


1000x THIS!
 
2014-01-31 11:08:32 AM  
It's a FONT, fro cripe's sake! Unless you are writing (a) a legal brief, (b) a Master's thesis or Doctoral dissertation, or (c) a medical lab report, who give's a rat's ass. I work in higher education and the choices of fonts for syllabi from our professors are all over the place. In the end, as long as it's readable, who gives a flying fark. As someone earlier in this thread said, it must be nice to not have any real problems to worry about.
 
2014-01-31 11:37:36 AM  

BrianGriffin: It's a FONT, fro cripe's sake! Unless you are writing (a) a legal brief, (b) a Master's thesis or Doctoral dissertation, or (c) a medical lab report, who give's a rat's ass. I work in higher education and the choices of fonts for syllabi from our professors are all over the place. In the end, as long as it's readable, who gives a flying fark. As someone earlier in this thread said, it must be nice to not have any real problems to worry about.


I hate any font with serifs.  Times New Roman can DIAF.
 
2014-01-31 11:44:31 AM  

BrianGriffin: (b) a Master's thesis or Doctoral dissertation


cdn1.sbnation.com
How about the discovery of the Higgs boson?
 
2014-01-31 11:49:59 AM  
Not elves. It was this guy.
 
2014-01-31 12:19:26 PM  

Twilight Farkle: BrianGriffin: (b) a Master's thesis or Doctoral dissertation

[cdn1.sbnation.com image 640x493]
How about the discovery of the Higgs boson?


"How did you like that brand new roller coaster?"

"It was painted an off-color blue.  Completely ruined the experience."
 
2014-01-31 12:19:46 PM  
False!
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-31 12:28:42 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: [www.pbfingers.com image 553x738]

I agree. You typeface choice broadcasts your commitment to quality and the tone of your operation.

Comic Sans broadcasts things like: "Sloppy," "Amateurish," and "Low attention to detail." It's also overused. (Sand is frequently overused as well.)

You never use a Microsoft Office font in advertising, with few exceptions of included professional fonts. Times and Helvetica are always appropriate, they are the background of type, they are the ubiquitous bits of art that fade into the background and get out of your way. They are genius in their neutralness.



We had someone send in a resume done in comic sans. They didn't even make the first cut.
/poor qualifications as well as poor judgement
 
2014-01-31 01:13:46 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: First he stole the black man's music, then he created Comic Sans.


lol.  fat elves
 
2014-01-31 01:22:20 PM  
"I'm Comic Sans, Motherfarker," is the best thing to come out of all the hate.

Which is pointless.

It's not my fave font, either. I like Bookman. American Typewriter is OK.
For everyday shiat, Arial is good enough.
 
2014-01-31 01:29:55 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: "I'm Comic Sans, Motherfarker," is the best thing to come out of all the hate.

Which is pointless.


It's not my fave font, either. I like Bookman. American Typewriter is OK.

For everyday shiat, Arial is good enough.


Totally agreed, it must be shown to those who have not basked in its glory...




 I'm Comic Sans, Asshole.


BY Mike Lacher

- - - -

Listen up. I know the shiat you've been saying behind my back. You think I'm stupid. You think I'm immature. You think I'm a malformed, pathetic excuse for a font. Well think again, nerdhole, because I'm Comic Sans, and I'm the best thing to happen to typography since Johannes farking Gutenberg.


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 fark 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 fark 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 motherfarking spring.


When people need to kick back, have fun, and party, I will be there, unlike your pathetic fonts. While Gotham is at the science fair, I'm banging the prom queen behind the woodshop. While Avenir is practicing the clarinet, I'm shredding "Reign In Blood" on my double-necked Stratocaster. While Univers is refilling his allergy prescriptions, I'm racing my tricked-out, nitrous-laden Honda Civic against Tokyo gangsters who'll kill me if I don't cross the finish line first. I am a sans serif Superman and my only kryptonite is pretentious buzzkills like you.


It doesn't even matter what you think. You know why, jagoff? Cause I'm famous. I am on every major operating system since Microsoft farking Bob. I'm in your signs. I'm in your browsers. I'm in your instant messengers. I'm not just a font. I am a force of motherfarking nature and I will not rest until every uptight armchair typographer cock-hat like you is surrounded by my lovable, comic-book inspired, sans-serif badassery.


Enough of this bullshiat. I'm gonna go get hammered with Papyrus.

 
2014-01-31 01:30:33 PM  
Awe, fark ate all my html
 
2014-01-31 04:08:40 PM  
I thought comic sans is how you address cartoon characters in Japan.
 
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