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I am posting to let everyone know that we are working with filmmaker Scott Hutcheson to produce a documentary film about the world's most controversial font, Comic Sans. The font's designer Vincent Connare has said, "If you love it, you don't know much about typography. If you hate it, you don't know much about typography, either, and you should get another hobby." We agree with the first part of that statement. For nearly ten years now, our hobby has been hating on Comic Sans with the ban comic sans campaign.
In the vein of the Helvetica film, Hutcheson will explore the world's love/hate relationship with Comic Sans by interviewing top designers including Shepard Fairey, designer of the iconic Obama HOPE image.
How does the linotype fit into today's technology? It doesn't.
How does the linotype fit into today's technology?
Don't you want to see a self-mocking, semi-ironic documentary made on Comic Sans?
Just 3 days left to raise the startup funds! I think it would be hilarious.
(Apologies if this has been posted here before — I couldn't find it.)
I recently saw the documentary titled, "Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman" and what I found really attracting other then Shulman's fantastic photos was the typeface they used. Unfortunately cameras were forbidden in the theater and I was unable to take a picture. So for those who have seen that documentary, please identify the typeface they used.