Comic Sans

It’s interesting how some people have such strong feelings about certain things in our digital world. Let’s take fonts, for example.

Comic Sans.

It’s a font that tends to generate intense reactions among visual designers and graphics professionals. Mostly negative. Even hateful!

Graphic designers may hate the font, but those without graphic design skills use it as a form of sincerity, or to ensure a message isn’t taken too seriously*.

While it certainly isn’t a favorite of mine, I don’t bother getting upset when I see it. Not anymore. I used to roll my eyes and now I don’t even bother doing that.

It’s a font.

What is interesting to me is that it’s still such a topic of conversation. So much so that artist Jesse England hacked a typewriter with the Comic Sans typeface. Brilliant!