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In Defense of Comic Sans (For Non-Stylistic Reasons)


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Never got why it's so hated in the first place. Alright, it's not the most professional-looking font, but so what? There are tons of fonts and it doesn't look any worse than most of them. It's just something people jump on because it's the cool thing to do.

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41 minutes ago, The Six said:

Never got why it's so hated in the first place. Alright, it's not the most professional-looking font, but so what? There are tons of fonts and it doesn't look any worse than most of them. It's just something people jump on because it's the cool thing to do.

 

 

My opinion exactly. It sure as hell isn't my favorite font, (Circular Std is) but it doesn't deserve the hate it gets.

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6 hours ago, bkknight95 said:

My mom is a kindergarten teacher and it bugs me how much she uses Comic Sans, but she says that it actually helps the kids learn the alphabet and they can trace it easier. 

I feel like a kindergarten classroom is one of very few places where comic sans is actually appropriate. 

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People don't jump on it because it's the "cool thing to do."  They jump on it because it looks truly awful.  There a tons of "unprofessional" looking fonts that are a huge step up from Comic Sans.  I hate group think as much as the next person but this is one case where it's completely justified.

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9 hours ago, Morgo said:

People don't jump on it because it's the "cool thing to do."  They jump on it because it looks truly awful.  There a tons of "unprofessional" looking fonts that are a huge step up from Comic Sans.  I hate group think as much as the next person but this is one case where it's completely justified.

 

I think it's justified, but it also became a movement that for whatever reason caught on with comic sans and not with other fonts. Non-design people know that's the font they're not supposed to like when yes there are much worse fonts*. I want to say it was around the time Dan Gilbert used it in his letter after Lebron left Cleveland. 
 

*my personal hated fonts are Impact, Papyrus, Courier, Algerian, Brush Script, Bankgothic

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21 hours ago, McCarthy said:

my personal hated fonts are Impact, Papyrus, Courier, Algerian, Brush Script, Bankgothic

 

Are you saying Courier as opposed to Courier New?  If you are lumping them together, that strikes me as strange.  It's hard to imagine anyone including the standard equal-width typewriter font on his/her most hated list.
 

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On Wed Apr 19 2017 at 11:26 AM, DiePerske said:

Anything besides Times New Roman bugs me. That's the only font I'll accept on papers and the like, haha.

I remember that my school's Macintosh had Palatino and no Times New Roman.

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