This is the creator of Comic Sans


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/01/19/this-is-the-creator-of-comic-s.html


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#3

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If it is polarizing, the poles are “I hate it” vs "what’s Comic Sans?


#4

“If you didn’t notice (a piece of art), I considered that was bad,” Connare says. “And if you did notice, it was good.”

That doesn’t seem contrite. I want to see contrite.


#5

He looks like the kind of guy who’d create Comic Sans, too.


#6

My handwriting is based on Comic Sans.


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“If you didn’t notice (a piece of art), I considered that was bad,” Connare says. “And if you did notice, it was good.”

By this standard, standing on a rusty nail is excellent art.


#8

From a 2014 article in the Independent:
Connare himself has a more balanced attitude, saying in 2009: “If you love it, you don’t know much about typography [but] if you hate it, you really don’t know much about typography, either, and you should get another hobby.”


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As the creator of Comic Sans you’d think he’d be videoed in complete silhouette with his voice electronically disguised, like a mob informant. If I’d created Comic Sans there’s no way I’d want anyone to identify me in public :open_mouth:


#11

Kudos to this guy for creating something so many froth at the mouth about- if he was a modern artist, Comic Sans would be his “Piss Christ”.


#12

There’s nothing wrong with the typeface Comic Sans, there is only bad usage.

Now take Ariel. That needs to be killed with fire! :fire:


#13

Comic Sans, like all fonts, has a valid use…

Sarcasm.


#14

I think we could probably do without Papyrus and Algerian as well, but that might just be me.


#15

Woah, what do you have against Ariel?


#16

The only valid Sarcasm font is Sarcastica Oblique. (Well, maybe Sarcastica Extra Heavy, too.)


#17

There is nothing wrong with Comic Sans. There is something wrong with the way a lot of people use it.


#18

Yes, and that wrong thing is using it as a typeface.

:smiley:


#19

Yeah. Never used those. They were perhaps over-used in the 80s. But I suppose they serve a purpose.


#20

##FTFY