Burnaby49 wrote:grixit wrote:Why so much hate for comic sans? Personally i like it. Not as much as i like arial, but it's not bad.
Simple. I want clarity in fonts. I do a lot of reading and I want the easiest font to comprehend without having to work at reading it. I don't want the font to get between me and the words. The ideal font should be essentially invisible, clear, no embellishments (I'm looking at you Times New Roman), one you don't even notice. The words are important, not the symbols representing them. Arial fits all of these criteria, Comic Sans fails them all except embellishment (it's also san serif). It's a goofy font that disrupts reading and is too casual for anything but a kids birthday party invitation along with some clipart balloons. I was once given a professional paper done in Comic Sans and I didn't bother to try and read it. The author obviously had no judgment. As Wikipedia says;The Boston Phoenix reported on disgruntlement over the widespread use of the font, especially its incongruous use for writing on serious subjects, with the complaints urged on by a campaign started by two Indianapolis graphic designers, Dave and Holly Combs, via their website "Ban Comic Sans". The movement was conceived in 1999 by the two designers after an employer insisted that one of them use Comic Sans in a children's museum exhibit, and in early 2009, the movement was "stronger now than ever". The web site's main argument is that a typeface should match the tone of its text and that the irreverence of Comic Sans is often at odds with a serious message, such as a "do not enter" sign.
In the 2005 session of the youth model parliament in Ontario, the New Democratic Party included the clause "Ban the font known as Comic Sans" in an omnibus ban bill.
Comic book artist Dave Gibbons, whose work was one of the inspirations for the font, said that it was "a shame they couldn't have used just the original font, because [Comic Sans] is a real mess. I think it's a particularly ugly letter form."
Film producer and New York Times essayist Errol Morris wrote in an August 2012 posting, "The conscious awareness of Comic Sans promotes — at least among some people — contempt and summary dismissal." With the help of a professor, he conducted an online experiment and found that Comic Sans, in comparison with five other fonts (Baskerville, Helvetica, Georgia, Trebuchet MS, and Computer Modern), makes readers slightly less likely to believe that a statement they are reading is true.
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