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Comic Sans not your type? Lighten up

Example of the Comic Sans font.

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Imagine a clown shoe stamping on a human face – forever. Sounds like a fun image, no? This kind of tyrannical lightheartedness is how many regard the ongoing popularity of the innocuous font, which I am using right now, created in 1994 by Microsoft employee Vincent Connare. It all started so innocently, but as the Wall Street Journal reported, use of the font has “spread from a software project at Microsoft Corp to grade-school fliers and holiday newsletters, Disney ads and Beanie Baby tags, business emails, street signs, Bibles, porn sites, gravestones and hospital posters about bowel cancer.

via Comic Sans not your type? Lighten up | Dan Hancox | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk.

Strange Random Comic Sans Quote:

“–but I find her personality annoying. It’s like being molested by a sleeping bag that speaks in Comic Sans with little love-hearts over the i’s.”  –  Charles Stross (Saturn’s Children)

 

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