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6Feb/070

Ban Comic Sans

clipped from bancomicsans.com

In 1995 Microsoft released the font Comic Sans originally designed for comic book style talk bubbles containing informational help text. Since that time the typeface has been used in countless contexts from restaurant signage to college exams to medical information. These widespread abuses of printed type threaten to erode the very foundations upon which centuries of typographic history are built.

While we recognize the font may be appropriate in a few specific instances, our position is that the only effective means of ending this epidemic of abuse is to completely ban Comic Sans.

We understand font selection is a matter of personal preference and that many people may disagree with us. However, if you agree with our position, you can sign the online petition to ban comic sans.

In addition, you can contribute your photographs to the ban comic sans Flickr pool.
And if you're on MySpace, please add us to your friend list.

no comic sans sticker

I completely agree with this campaign. Once in a great while comic sans is appropriate, but more often than not, it's neither jaunty and creative enough to be as whimsical as intended, nor consistent and well enough designed to communicate professionalism.

Comic Sans is the wrinkled, untucked dress shirt of fonts.

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