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(Some Smartass Typographer)   Comic Neue: the hottest new typeface you didn't know you didn't want. Make your lemonade stand look like a Fortune 500 company   (comicneue.com) divider line 54
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2014-04-08 01:09:29 PM  
Not bad, I think the designer found a good balance between informality and good taste. I don't see anything there that grates on the eye and provokes rage.
 
2014-04-08 01:12:08 PM  
So, make your lemonade stand look like a lemon party?
 
2014-04-08 03:28:20 PM  

 

phaseolus: Not bad, I think the designer found a good balance between informality and good taste. I don't see anything there that grates on the eye and provokes rage.



Should have gone for open font not TrueType.
 
2014-04-08 03:45:51 PM  
I honestly don't get the Comic Sans rage.
 
2014-04-08 03:52:51 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: I honestly don't get the Comic Sans rage.


I think it comes down to the font's overuse and frequent situational misuse
 
2014-04-08 03:54:45 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: I honestly don't get the Comic Sans rage.


Papyrus Watch is serious business.

/Although no updates since 2012.
 
2014-04-08 03:59:43 PM  
i try to use the Minims typeface as much as possible.

img.fark.net
 
2014-04-08 04:03:23 PM  
One Arial to rule them all.
 
2014-04-08 04:06:43 PM  
1. Develop a new, less-ragey font to rule them all
2. Covertly develop a virus to distribute with the new font
3. Distribute your new font to the world for free
4. Profit
 
2014-04-08 04:06:48 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: I honestly don't get the Comic Sans rage.


Seems to be indicative of low brain power

img.fark.net

and

img.fark.net
 
2014-04-08 04:12:01 PM  
Comic Neuuuuuuuuue!!!
 
2014-04-08 04:14:32 PM  
ProTip - depending on your network location you may or may not want to GIS "comic nude" when making a joke about a font name.
 
2014-04-08 04:15:16 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: I honestly don't get the Comic Sans rage.


I'm Comic Sans, Asshole
 
2014-04-08 04:16:58 PM  

Witty_Retort: DjangoStonereaver: I honestly don't get the Comic Sans rage.

Seems to be indicative of low brain power

[img.fark.net image 652x826]

and

[img.fark.net image 500x236]


You're right, hating a font with the level of seething rage you'll find against Comic Sans is a pretty good indicator of low brain power.

The irony is, people who care that much about a font get taken a whole lot less seriously than the people who actually use Comic Sans or Papyrus.
 
2014-04-08 04:28:02 PM  

Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: You're right, hating a font with the level of seething rage you'll find against Comic Sans is a pretty good indicator of low brain power.

The irony is, people who care that much about a font get taken a whole lot less seriously than the people who actually use Comic Sans or Papyrus.


I'm not sure hating a font is any better or worse than hating a band, or a kind of car, or clothing affectation. It's a strong opinion on a subjective matter of taste.
 
2014-04-08 04:32:26 PM  

Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: You're right, hating a font with the level of seething rage you'll find against Comic Sans is a pretty good indicator of low brain power.


I think it comes from spending tens of thousands of dollars on a design degree only to end up having every single person they work for completely ignoring their knowledge and/or expertise.

"What do you mean black text on a dark blue background won't be readable?  I can read it just fine.  Besides, I showed it to my mother and she thinks it's great."
 
2014-04-08 04:43:32 PM  

wiredroach: Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: You're right, hating a font with the level of seething rage you'll find against Comic Sans is a pretty good indicator of low brain power.

The irony is, people who care that much about a font get taken a whole lot less seriously than the people who actually use Comic Sans or Papyrus.

I'm not sure hating a font is any better or worse than hating a band, or a kind of car, or clothing affectation. It's a strong opinion on a subjective matter of taste.


It is an indication of people without taste.

Comic sans is childish and unsophisticated. By using it, that's how you present yourself to the rest of the world.

The mere use of that font brings your competency into question. It's like someone giving an important presentation in a tutu and rainbow wig. It doesn't matter how good the information is, the method of presentation overwhelms any substance.
 
2014-04-08 04:52:15 PM  
img.photobucket.com

"If you use any font other than Helvetica when you email me, I will ignore you."
 
2014-04-08 05:03:44 PM  

phaseolus: Not bad, I think the designer found a good balance between informality and good taste. I don't see anything there that grates on the eye and provokes rage.


But it's got the name "Comic" in it, so it's bad...

DjangoStonereaver: I honestly don't get the Comic Sans rage.


I think it's kind of a 'joining the herd' thing, really, although I wouldn't see professionals using it.
 
2014-04-08 05:18:01 PM  
This was perhaps the peak of empire, a time when specialized effettes were employed in the design of letters of the alphabet. It was a time when substance and quality had long mattered less than appearances and cuteness.
Thus was the decline written down.
 
2014-04-08 05:25:52 PM  

the_sidewinder: DjangoStonereaver: I honestly don't get the Comic Sans rage.

I think it comes down to the font's overuse and frequent situational misuse


img.fark.net

Relevant.  Got this today from an IT Veep.
 
2014-04-08 05:29:03 PM  
Saw a lady at an art event last Friday wearing a shirt that had the words "Helvetica" in Comic Sans across her chest. I hope she didn't take my laughing at her boobs the wrong way.
 
2014-04-08 05:29:42 PM  

rustypouch: wiredroach: Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: You're right, hating a font with the level of seething rage you'll find against Comic Sans is a pretty good indicator of low brain power.

The irony is, people who care that much about a font get taken a whole lot less seriously than the people who actually use Comic Sans or Papyrus.

I'm not sure hating a font is any better or worse than hating a band, or a kind of car, or clothing affectation. It's a strong opinion on a subjective matter of taste.

It is an indication of people without taste.

Comic sans is childish and unsophisticated. By using it, that's how you present yourself to the rest of the world.

The mere use of that font brings your competency into question. It's like someone giving an important presentation in a tutu and rainbow wig. It doesn't matter how good the information is, the method of presentation overwhelms any substance.


^Case in point.^

Most people are going to take you as seriously as they would someone biatching about place settings.  "No one is going to like anything you're cooking because you've got dinner forks where there should be salad and fish forks.  It doesn't matter how good your food is, the method of presentation overwhelms any substance."
 
2014-04-08 05:31:12 PM  

Teufelaffe: spending tens of thousands of dollars on a design degree


 Another pretty good indicator of low brain power.
 
2014-04-08 05:33:23 PM  

Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: the method of presentation overwhelms any substance


What planet do you live on where substance matters more than style?

"Can I get this in cornflower blue?"
 
2014-04-08 05:33:32 PM  
As a letterer for an scanlation group, I'd say that this font doesn't look bad.

Rather than use the Anime Ace font family, I use Wild Fonts, and thinking of getting Wall Scrawler font group, just so I can use a font that is actually current in use in the comic industry.
 
2014-04-08 05:54:35 PM  
I am so sick of Courier.  Any recommendations for a nice monospaced programming font?
 
2014-04-08 06:10:29 PM  
♫♫  Comic Sans is the BEST FONT IN THE WOLRD! ♫♫  (music video)

// .. if you want your designs to look like they're done by little girls..
///  .. "everybody put you hands in the arial"
 
2014-04-08 06:11:02 PM  

Witty_Retort: DjangoStonereaver: I honestly don't get the Comic Sans rage.

Seems to be indicative of low brain power

[img.fark.net image 652x826]

and

[img.fark.net image 500x236]


CERN.


Shakin_Haitian: One Arial to rule them all.


Arial eats balls. shiat design.
 
2014-04-08 06:16:51 PM  

rustypouch: It is an indication of people without taste.

Comic sans is childish and unsophisticated. By using it, that's how you present yourself to the rest of the world.

The mere use of that font brings your competency into question. It's like someone giving an important presentation in a tutu and rainbow wig. It doesn't matter how good the information is, the method of presentation overwhelms any substance.


No, I agree with you that Comic Sans is terrible. I was disagreeing with Harbinger's idea that it's silly to hate a font. There's as much reason to loathe a font as there is anything else.
 
2014-04-08 06:35:57 PM  
I hate people who are passionate about fonts.
 
2014-04-08 06:40:24 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: I honestly don't get the Comic Sans rage.


Some graphic design majors didn't like it, and that somehow evolved into some idiotic meme that makes people illiterate and biatchy. "Comic sans in a PowerPoint? Bah! I'm not reading that! You're a doo-doo head Mr. Presenter." You can read it just fine. It's a PowerPoint presentation. Stop being a little biatch about it. I'm tired of piss-ants on the internet who think Saul Bass shiat them out in a moment of profound inspiration.
 
2014-04-08 06:45:41 PM  
Comic Sans is the equivalent of wearing a clown suit. If the thing you are announcing would be better off with you dressed as a clown, by all means go right ahead and use it. For anything that should be taken seriously, just remember you are delivering it wearing a clown suit.
simage1.sportsmansguide.com
 
2014-04-08 06:48:31 PM  

IntertubeUser: I am so sick of Courier.  Any recommendations for a nice monospaced programming font?


Droid Sans Mono
 
2014-04-08 06:51:51 PM  

Teufelaffe: IntertubeUser: I am so sick of Courier.  Any recommendations for a nice monospaced programming font?

Droid Sans Mono


Forgot, some people don't like Droid Sans Mono because it doesn't have a slash zero.  If that's an issue, try Consolas (technically not free, but it comes with pretty much any Microsoft product released in the last 10 years, so you probably already have it.).
 
2014-04-08 06:52:13 PM  
Hello, Comic Neue-man.

media.giphy.com
 
2014-04-08 07:00:35 PM  

Teufelaffe: IntertubeUser: I am so sick of Courier.  Any recommendations for a nice monospaced programming font?

Droid Sans Mono


Not bad, but I wish they made the int 0 and the char O easier to tell apart.
 
2014-04-08 07:01:59 PM  

Teufelaffe: Teufelaffe: IntertubeUser: I am so sick of Courier.  Any recommendations for a nice monospaced programming font?

Droid Sans Mono

Forgot, some people don't like Droid Sans Mono because it doesn't have a slash zero.  If that's an issue, try Consolas (technically not free, but it comes with pretty much any Microsoft product released in the last 10 years, so you probably already have it.).


Missed this post.

Giving Consolas a shot.
 
2014-04-08 07:10:29 PM  
ITT: probably lots of people who don't know how to pronounce "Neue".
 
2014-04-08 07:18:55 PM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: ITT: probably lots of people who don't know how to pronounce "Neue".


Does that aneue?
 
2014-04-08 07:19:36 PM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: ITT: probably lots of people who don't know how to pronounce "Neue".


www.lakewood-center.org
Neue!
 
2014-04-08 07:39:02 PM  

IntertubeUser: Teufelaffe: Teufelaffe: IntertubeUser: I am so sick of Courier.  Any recommendations for a nice monospaced programming font?

Droid Sans Mono

Forgot, some people don't like Droid Sans Mono because it doesn't have a slash zero.  If that's an issue, try Consolas (technically not free, but it comes with pretty much any Microsoft product released in the last 10 years, so you probably already have it.).

Missed this post.

Giving Consolas a shot.


Lucinda sans is another mono I liked.

Monospaced fonts are SRS business.
 
2014-04-08 07:40:53 PM  

IntertubeUser: Teufelaffe: IntertubeUser: I am so sick of Courier.  Any recommendations for a nice monospaced programming font?

Droid Sans Mono

Not bad, but I wish they made the int 0 and the char O easier to tell apart.


I like terminus:
http://terminus-font.sourceforge.net/shots.html
 
2014-04-08 07:41:12 PM  

Esc7: IntertubeUser: Teufelaffe: Teufelaffe: IntertubeUser: I am so sick of Courier.  Any recommendations for a nice monospaced programming font?

Droid Sans Mono

Forgot, some people don't like Droid Sans Mono because it doesn't have a slash zero.  If that's an issue, try Consolas (technically not free, but it comes with pretty much any Microsoft product released in the last 10 years, so you probably already have it.).

Missed this post.

Giving Consolas a shot.

Lucinda sans is another mono I liked.

Monospaced fonts are SRS business.


FFS. I mean Lucinda console.
 
2014-04-08 09:32:23 PM  
Two problems with Comic Sans.  One, it's just not a well designed font.  Really.  It's proportions are all off, but the idea of a comic book typeface itself isn't per se wrong, CS is just a poor execution.  There are lots of other fonts that are also poorly done that don't really get the public basing that poor CS gets.

The second problem is one that has been mentioned upthread.  It's a casual font, and in many ways a display font.  It's not meant for large blocks of text and it does not give the impression of importance.  it's a COMIC font, as in comic book lettering.  But people use it to discuss things that are serious.  Getting a memo from my life insurance agent in Comic Sans would be as unprofessional as if he showed up to talk about "end of life care" in board shorts and flips flops using language like "dude, this policy is farking awesome!"

In the end, a LOT of the Comic Sans hate is, I believe, a bit misdirected. In the 'bad old days' before powerpoint and word processing software, big companies had publications departments that would run up your slides and other materials for a presentation or pamphlet or whatever.  Now, it's easy to dump that task onto Debbie the receptionist, or Brandon the intern, or even let the manager do it himself- even though none of these people probably has any training or experience in creating useful (and yes, artistic) design.  It's the corporate equivalent of saying "Screw the wedding photographer, everyone can use their smartphone!".  Just because someone *can* take a picture, doesn't mean it will be a good one.  So what we have is a generation that is sort of fed up with boring, poorly designed Powerpoint decks and Word documents and Outlook emails that have 'cute' backgrounds because corporate communications has been reduced to amateur hour status.

/sorry, that may have been a bit of a rant
 
2014-04-08 10:37:02 PM  

IntertubeUser: I am so sick of Courier.  Any recommendations for a nice monospaced programming font?


Envy Code R has been my favorite for several years now. My only complaint is that if you have the print margin line turned on in Eclipse, several characters (c, d, q, and o) all look identical - the line is opaque and drawn on top of the only differing parts off those letters.

http://damieng.com/blog/2008/05/26/en vy-code-r-preview-7-coding-font- r eleased

/posting from mobile, sorry, dunno if it'll turn that into a link or not.
 
2014-04-08 10:50:57 PM  
 
2014-04-09 12:13:00 AM  
usedwigs.com
 
2014-04-09 12:27:46 AM  

DrunkWithImpotence: Two problems with Comic Sans.  One, it's just not a well designed font.  Really.  It's proportions are all off, but the idea of a comic book typeface itself isn't per se wrong, CS is just a poor execution.  There are lots of other fonts that are also poorly done that don't really get the public basing that poor CS gets.

The second problem is one that has been mentioned upthread.  It's a casual font, and in many ways a display font.  It's not meant for large blocks of text and it does not give the impression of importance.  it's a COMIC font, as in comic book lettering.  But people use it to discuss things that are serious.  Getting a memo from my life insurance agent in Comic Sans would be as unprofessional as if he showed up to talk about "end of life care" in board shorts and flips flops using language like "dude, this policy is farking awesome!"

In the end, a LOT of the Comic Sans hate is, I believe, a bit misdirected. In the 'bad old days' before powerpoint and word processing software, big companies had publications departments that would run up your slides and other materials for a presentation or pamphlet or whatever.  Now, it's easy to dump that task onto Debbie the receptionist, or Brandon the intern, or even let the manager do it himself- even though none of these people probably has any training or experience in creating useful (and yes, artistic) design.  It's the corporate equivalent of saying "Screw the wedding photographer, everyone can use their smartphone!".  Just because someone *can* take a picture, doesn't mean it will be a good one.  So what we have is a generation that is sort of fed up with boring, poorly designed Powerpoint decks and Word documents and Outlook emails that have 'cute' backgrounds because corporate communications has been reduced to amateur hour status.

/sorry, that may have been a bit of a rant


Isn't comic sans the one dyslexics can read easier?
 
2014-04-09 04:14:43 AM  
Tekton called...

j/k: It is  a vast improvement over the original.
 
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