wtf is wrong with comic sans?

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even written out, this still confuses me.
How and why does a font offend people?


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    natedog

    DO NOT QUESTION THE INTERNETS, GIRL

    Miraluka

    It is just annoying when your academic uses this in a presentation while talking about the metabolism of ten thousand bacterias. It ins not appropriate and somehow manages to disturb and piss you off at the same time. Many people, especially academics, seem to think that this font makes the things they try to convey more easy and somehow funny, and these are always the people who then bore you to death with their liveless, awful lectures. This font is a sure sign for an awful presentation. I hate comic sans. Yes, there are cases where it is nice and… Read more »

    borandi

    ^^ This. Comic sans is a font that derives from and for comic books; the letters are spaced such that in absorbent paper, the ink doesn’t run into each other, and ‘oh look he’s got a flick knife’ doesn’t become ‘oh look he’s got a fuck knife’. Too many people think it livens up what they’ve written and use it in formal contexts, where it is entirely inappropriate. Many idiots use it on shop signs and billboards, again thinking it livens up what they’ve written – when they scroll down the list in MS Word, they see the word ‘comic’… Read more »

    nyoki

    That would explain why I find it easier to read.

    Tardex

    Helvetica is most commonly and widely used font.

    montblanc_kupo

    sans serif is rarely used in print or works derived from print… so most books use something like times. Most websites default to fonts designed for web presentation like verdena. I call shenanigans.

    Also… I’d rather see comic sans than mistral…

    TheLotusEater725

    At least it isn’t as overused as Papyrus. Now there is a font i fucking HATE.

    przxqgl

    i hate them both, equally, but for different reasons.

    Phyreblade

    But… but… but… I LOVE papyrus… 🙁

    Tyger42

    Because /b/tards need something to mock, of course.

    hufnmouth

    Geocities instantiated the hate for Comic Sans.

    Also, the kerning is atrocious for this font. MS was trying to trump Apple when they created this and other fonts. Only Papyrus and Comic Sans survived I think.

    montblanc_kupo

    Arial and Times New Roman are still widely used… those were basically windows versions of Helvetica and Times…

    We could all switch to Impact and Curlz for everything… that would rawk…

    HoChunk

    Ditto on the kerning. The only thing that’s worse in that respect is all-caps Old English, which is why you only ever see it in retarded gang tattoos.

    Erin

    welcome to the internet

    nyoki

    *shrugs* It’s easy to read (for me) and that counts, though I definitely wouldn’t use it for papers or tests.

    mikoyangurevich15

    It`s the overuse of low contrast background colors on some websites that get me.Who cares about font when you can`t clearly read the shit anyway.

    nyoki

    This ^^

    billcar50

    I used Comic Sans in my business plan which my bank has accepted and approved. 🙂

    billcar50

    Hey kid, I’m a computer: stop all the downvoting.

    Doc Shadow

    A super quick typography lesson and why people view this as an important issue. Serif fonts, the ones with the “squiggles” and what not, were created for print. They help lead the eye and better define groupings of characters. San-serif, or plain, fonts are used primarily in the digital world. It turns out that once you pixilate serifs the fonts become very hard to read. Helvetica, verdana, and related fonts are based on vectors. Not being based on rasterization (pixels)they are much easier to read on a screen. However, each of the broad sets of fonts like these are based… Read more »

    nyoki

    I think I missed something.

    montblanc_kupo

    Almost everything you said was wrong. cool. Serif fonts originally came from a holdover of stone cutting. The serifs were cut in to the edges of text because it kept them from chipping and degrading as quickly. (squiggles? lol). San-serifs came into popularity in the late ’50s because they looks more modern and were used to differentiate more classical from the newer or more modern / progressive signage and print. Helvetica, verdana, and related fonts? heh. Fonts are based on design… they can be designed using pixels or vectors. Has nothing to do with the font design itself. While serifs… Read more »

    bstaples

    OR WE COULD GROW THE FUCK UP

    montblanc_kupo

    you’re on the internet. that’s tantamount to heresy.

    v0id

    you had me at tantamount

    Chenoan

    I fucking love Calibri C:

    natedog

    sup, impact

    montblanc_kupo

    ^^^ yo dawg… I heard you like fonts… so we squeezed more font into your font so you can read while you read.

    dhg4983

    Back in college I always used courier new, comic sans is annoying, but it isnt insanely annoying. Now that fight club font that was all the rage for a year, now that was annoying.

    GrandAdmiralThrawn

    I always use Times New Roman.

    In high school Arial & Times New Roman were the only two approved fonts

    Sans is annoying

    hvymetal86

    Fonts are far too trivial for me to bother hating one… Hate something worth hating dammit. Like Nazis, pedophiles, or that creepy fucker in your neighborhood that you swear tries to look through your window with binoculars while you change.

    driver01z

    FUCKING COURIER RAPED ME AS A CHILD

    bobolifoo

    graphic designers and people who think they are graphic designers hate comic sans because it is an ugly font. other people don’t care. if you hate comic sans, you better make a living hating comic sans, because otherwise you are just being a douchebag.

    Will

    This looks like it was made by idiots who have nothing to do. 😐