What I am going to have to find a democratic way of expressing this evening:

Dear My Project Group Member,

The use of Comic Sans is a delicate matter. There are certain circumstances in which this font should be selected. These are:

  • never
  • never ever
  • not in a million years
  • well, maybe in a flyer advertising a bake sale, but...
  • not the hell in any Powerpoint presentation that I will be associating my name with and on which will be based 30% of my grade in the class

Comic Sans is the tool of the devil. Long live Trebuchet.


srah - Monday, 6 December 2004 - 6:12 PM
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Comments (8)

gravatar Justin - December 7, 2004 - 12:57 AM -

Verdana is nice too. As is Century Gothic. I'm a font nerd.

gravatar srah - December 7, 2004 - 1:02 AM -

I'm in love with Palatino Linotype!

gravatar Michael Conlen - December 7, 2004 - 3:36 AM -

Maybe you should actually use the Trebuchet on her comic sans.

Comic Sans is a necessary evil though. It's the thing that tells me "here is a person I don't want to associate with."

I had a friend once use comic sans, in green no less, in a complaint letter to a company. On the one hand she was smart enough to show it to me to ask me my opinion. On the other hand she didn't want to know my opinion after I saw that.

gravatar Jez - December 7, 2004 - 9:05 AM -

I have a friend who designs fonts, although they might not be the style you're looking for.

gravatar MaTT - December 7, 2004 - 4:11 PM -

Yay for Trebuchet! But didn't this post say 'long live Verdana' yesterday?

gravatar srah - December 7, 2004 - 5:30 PM -

No. I think you're smoking crack.

gravatar Noor - December 9, 2004 - 3:39 AM -

Were these SIers or B-School drones? Fuck the GRE, there should be a font entrance exam to grad school.

gravatar srah - December 9, 2004 - 11:12 AM -


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