Comic Sans Font - "Bane of graphic designers?"

Comic Sans Font - "Bane of graphic designers?"

An interesting article by Emily Steel over at the Wall Street Journal describes the disdain many have come to feel from the overused font, Comic Sans. My favorite one liner, "Comic Sans walks into a bar, bartender says, 'We don't serve your type." Steel speaks with Vincent Connare who designed the ubiquitous, bubbly Comic Sans typeface, but he sympathizes with the world-wide movement to ban it. Mr. Connare has looked on, alternately amused and mortified, as Comic Sans has spread from a software project at Microsoft Corp. 15 years ago to grade-school fliers and holiday newsletters, Disney ads and Beanie Baby tags, business emails, street signs, Bibles, porn sites, gravestones and hospital posters about bowel cancer. Read the rest of the article. See a Comic Sans gravestone courtesy of gruntzooki on Flickr.