Comic Sans creator gets profiled

It must be strange to be the creator of what many consider the world’s most vile font. What do you think, you’re looking at it right now?  But it’s just that – a font. And you’ve got to love the creator’s outlook on the whole thing.

So says Vincent Connare:

“If you love it, you don’t know much about typography,” Mr. Connare says. But, he adds, “if you hate it, you really don’t know much about typography, either, and you should get another hobby.”

Anyway, just how hated is Comic Sans?

“The font, a casual script designed to look like comic-book lettering, is the bane of graphic designers, other aesthetes and Internet geeks. It is a punch line: “Comic Sans walks into a bar, bartender says, ‘We don’t serve your type.'” On social-messaging site Twitter, complaints about the font pop up every minute or two. An online comic strip shows a gang kicking and swearing at Mr. Connare,” the article goes on to mention.

“The jolly typeface has spawned the Ban Comic Sans movement, nearly a decade old but stronger now than ever, thanks to the Web. The mission: ‘to eradicate this font’ and the ‘evil of typographical ignorance.'”

I would rue the day I created something used by so many and reviled by just the same.  That’s an achievement you can hang your hat on.

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