I like fonts. I have many many fonts. Fonts are cool.
Comic Sans, however, is not cool.
Todd Klein, perhaps the greatest letterer comic books has ever seen, addressed its myriad problems in a blog post about a year ago: “Comic Sans is nothing more than a way to label yourself clueless about comics, fonts, and good design.”
And, there have been documenataries on the problems of Comic Sans.
Why do people use it? Just because “it’s better than Times New Roman” is not a reason. Times New Roman is awful; I won’t work in it.
And it’s not like Comics Sans isn’t aware of the hate people have for it, though Comic Sans really don’t care what people think of it: “I’m not just a font. I am a force of motherfucking nature and I will not rest until every uptight armchair typographer cock-hat like you is surrounded by my lovable, comic-book inspired, sans-serif badassery.”
Comic Sans is just an awful, awful font.
That’s not to say that handwriting fonts don’t have a time and a place. I use Emerald City Fontwerks‘s “augie” for all my handwriting typography needs. That it looks not dissimilar to my own handwriting is a point in its favor. 🙂
Comic Sans? Blech. :sick: