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I thought this community might be interested in The Tale of Helvetica & Comic Sans by Bertie Wells. Is there a pending class war represented by those that use Helvetica in their work and those that use Comic Sans?
Here's the video on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsZGXf9ecoM
Here's the song on Bandcamp: http://bertiewells.bandcamp.com/track/the-tale-of-helvetica-comic-sans
Apologies if this has been posted already, I have been away...
I know everyone loves to hate on Comic Sans, and I was having trouble finding a metrically equivalent replacement for it, so I made one. My concept is "what if Vincent Connare had a ruler?" I'm trying to maintain the character that people love about Comic Sans, while removing the oddities and irregularities. Using the same metrics means there is still plenty of WTF in here, but hopefully it is an improvement. This is my first font, so it's probably pretty rough.
Here's a comparison to Comic Sans
I also need a name. I was thinking "Liberation Comic", but it wouldn't officially be a part of the Liberation fonts. Maybe "Comic Spans" because it spans the same space as Comic Sans.
i think Comic Sans is an ordinary-famous font in the whole world. Why do some people (especially typographer and type design) hate that font?
Its just a font. I think the hater just have bit of envy of that font's popularity beside that's 'un-good' work. I think the worth of a font is reflected by people response instead the type designer. Because the consumer of the font is people, not the type design. People ignore design that ignores people.
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.
At least there is still daytime drama for the typography community. Discuss.
As seen in a paper on heart attacks:
Always look for the sunny side of life!
Comic Sans Pro Adds OpenType Features to Extend Versatility of Comic Sans and Inspire New Creativity and Expression
WOBURN, Mass., April 1, 2011 – The Comic Sans® typeface, one of Microsoft’s most popular designs, has received a makeover courtesy of Monotype Imaging. Today the company has introduced the four-font Comic Sans Pro family of typefaces.
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.)
This is kinda amusing if you havent seen it:
A rousing monologue from Comic Sans: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/links/monologues/15comicsans.html
Oh McSweeny's, how I love thee.