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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   ( divider line
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2014-01-31 08:35:47 AM  
2 votes:
Someone used Comic Cans?

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2014-01-31 08:20:54 AM  
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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 08:03:35 AM  
2 votes:
I do think comic sans hate is the most ludicrous waste of energy on the internet.
2014-01-31 07:44:41 AM  
2 votes:
Comic Sans = Evil

That Guy's Font = Great
2014-01-31 10:18:01 AM  
1 vote:
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 09:15:16 AM  
1 vote:
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 09:11:12 AM  
1 vote:
That's not comic sans.

(though it is a sans used in comics)
2014-01-31 08:53:17 AM  
1 vote:
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 08:29:54 AM  
1 vote:
Is this really something people care about?

I wonder what it is like not to have actual problems.
2014-01-31 07:46:52 AM  
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2014-01-31 07:37:57 AM  
1 vote:
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