Why does everyone ate comic sans?

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I've recently seen a lot of hate for comic sans, EVERYWHERE ON THE INTERNET
is there a reason for it beside internet random humor or something? I've searched for it but all I find is more posts about how it sucks and should be banned

Well personally, I think comic sans is the tastiest of all the fonts.

hyker:
I've recently seen a lot of hate for comic sans, EVERYWHERE ON THE INTERNET

Why does everyone ate comic sans?

I think you mean "Why does everyone eat comic sans?". We do so because it's tasty, and part of a balanced breakfast.

OT: I dunno. What, are you a fan or something?

CM156:

hyker:
I've recently seen a lot of hate for comic sans, EVERYWHERE ON THE INTERNET

Why does everyone ate comic sans?

I think you mean "Why does everyone eat comic sans?". We do so because it's tasty, and part of a balanced breakfast.

OT: I dunno. What, are you a fan or something?

sry, I just posted it without finishing it, for some reason
I've edited it by nw

I'd like some cheese with this delicious Comic Sans.

Seriously, though - it's because it looks kinda unprofessional. I guess you can use it for events related to a party / less-serious stuff. But using it for presentations or documents is a terrible idea.

CM156:

hyker:
I've recently seen a lot of hate for comic sans, EVERYWHERE ON THE INTERNET

Why does everyone ate comic sans?

I think you mean "Why does everyone eat comic sans?". We do so because it's tasty, and part of a balanced breakfast.

OT: I dunno. What, are you a fan or something?

sry, I just posted it without finishing it, for some reason
I've edited it by now

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ate comic-sans

It's a founding font that, for the most part, would look ugly on a resume. Plus it's been used in comics for over...oh...70-80 years.

This is relevant I think.

Sorry, don't have much else to add to the thread as I have better things to hate than a font. Also I love linking that rant =P

Because the lower case H in Comic sans is invisible.

Many, many reasons. Comic Sans was designed in 1994 by Vincent Connare, in an attempt to design a typeface for speech bubbles and dialogue boxes that looked better than Times New Roman, which being a serif typeface more useful for letters and newspapers than interface details. To do this, Connare took inspiration from the lettering of such comic books as Watchmen, being an open aficionado of the works.

For the purposes that it was intended for, Comic Sans is reasonably successful. It's not great by any stretch of the imagination, for reasons I'll explain in a while, but it's better than Times New Roman. The problem arises when it's taken out of those purposeful fields. Comic Sans has many issues which keep it from being a good typeface. First of all, it's childish to the point of ridicule. Secondly, there are notable inconsistencies between various letters, which makes the whole thing look incongruous and tacky. Thirdly, people use it in very inappropriate contexts, ranging from corporate e-mails (which should be done in a serious typeface, along the lines of Avenir or Adobe Garamond or something) to shop signs (even if the "friendly" perspective is desired, there are better sans-serif, rounded typefaces than Comic Sans, such as variants of Helvetica - yes, I know the hipster complaints well enough not to use the typeface myself, but it's an option) and sometimes places where seriousness is absolutely required (curricula vitae should be filled out in a typeface such as Adobe Garamond if in hard copy, or perhaps Georgia if on the screen).

Comic Sans has an appropriate place. Most of the places it is used are not appropriate. In this perspective, it's better than Papyrus, which should simply never be used anywhere, but not much better.

I love Comic Sans, best font in the world, pal.

trollnystan:
This is relevant I think.

Sorry, don't have much else to add to the thread as I have better things to hate than a font. Also I love linking that rant =P

that link was awesome.

on topic: I personally think comic sans is an amazingly useful font in the right location. what annoys people is when someone uses it in the wrong location.

well at least it's not as bad as jokerman.

CM156:

hyker:
I've recently seen a lot of hate for comic sans, EVERYWHERE ON THE INTERNET

Why does everyone ate comic sans?

I think you mean "Why does everyone eat comic sans?". We do so because it's tasty, and part of a balanced breakfast.

OT: I dunno. What, are you a fan or something?

I just seems silly to hate something as simple as a font. More specifically it seems weird to hate something as simple as a font so VEHEMENTLY and so vocally.

I am not a big fan of argyle or paisely, but you'll never see me making posts to the likes of-
OMG PAISLEY, IT"S SO STUPID WHY DOES IT EXIST! WHY!!!!????

>ate comic sans

Uh, I don't eat fonts OP, that'd be weird.

It's because it's overused and most often in the most inappropriate of places. Usually by people who have absolutely no concept of design aesthetic. I personally don't mind it myself, but rarely ever use it.

Daystar Clarion:
Well personally, I think comic sans is the tastiest of all the fonts.

You are the most clever, original, and productive forumer to ever exist.

DarkPanda XIII:

Why does everyone ate comic sans?

I think you mean "Why does everyone eat comic sans?". We do so because it's tasty, and part of a balanced breakfast.

OT: I dunno. What, are you a fan or something?

Fayathon:
>ate comic sans

Uh, I don't eat fonts OP, that'd be weird.

Along with you, and you.

People hate it because it's commonly used out of its appropriate context:
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Becuase it's been used so often in inappropriate places and blah blah blah.
I like comic sans.

My chemistry teacher's powerpoint was written all in comic sans today.

Ugh, I don't understand it, either. Comic Sans gives me stomach ache.

Because it's deli- oh no, too overused already...
Darn it.

Uh...
Because, it is my personal beleif that hate for comic sans is replacing racism, homophobia, sexism etc...
The more people that hate comic sans, the better the world will be.

I always think of it as the troll font, stay classy people use Times New Roman.

Sizzle Montyjing:
Because it's deli- oh no, too overused already...
Darn it.

Uh...
Because, it is my personal beleif that hate for comic sans is replacing racism, homophobia, sexism etc...
The more people that hate comic sans, the better the world will be.

If this was really the case I could live with and even endorse this kind of reasoning. I will try explaining that to the next bigot I meet. "You dont really hate _____, you hate comic sans."

Perhaps a waving of the hand and some force persuasion could help. ^.^

Fayathon:
>ate comic sans

Uh, I don't eat fonts OP, that'd be weird.

Well I dunno about you, but I find Arial and Impact to be quite tasty. Also, this isn't a chan, stop greentexting. /joking

OT: Well, just look at it. It's just all-around unprofessional compared to most other fonts out there, yet it's overused in business environments.

I love how Comic Sans has become the font of choice for every passive-aggressive sign in existence.

It's a little known fact that the creator of Comic Sans committed suicide after discovering he accidentally created the greatest font in existence. After increased exposure to it, he became jaded and pessimistic, knowing that no human being could ever hope to top his magnificent creation.

His suicide note was also written in Comic Sans.

hyker:
I've recently seen a lot of hate for comic sans, EVERYWHERE ON THE INTERNET
is there a reason for it beside internet random humor or something? I've searched for it but all I find is more posts about how it sucks and should be banned

Because it's unprofessional and doesn't make any document worth reading. It's not a good font for prose, and it's not a very good font for headlines. Which leaves... nothing.

Currently, crisp, angular sans-serif fonts are in style. Think Futura, Verdana, that sort of thing.

It killed like, 19 people in Massachusetts.

You didn't hear about this? It was all over the news back in 2007.

Because people are uptight and pretentious.

That and apparently it's cool to hate Comic Sans these days. And you don't want to be uncool, do you?

please do not fix the title OP to much win in it.

Anyway, comic sans is unprofessional in almost all setting. The reason people hate it is because it's just a tease. It looks kinda cool and stupid but it will never get you anywhere in life if you use it.

Unless you "ate" it of course, then you become the "sans"man

Personally except for very important things I always use comic sans.

Just because I want annoy the sort of people who care that much about fonts. Seriously fuck them.

I genuinely hate the font. I guess it's okay if you're using it for caption boxes in comic books and if you live and the fifties and if you suck.

Other than that, it makes absolutely ANYTHING look totally unprofessional and prevents me from taking it seriously. It's not the font itself, it's the fact that people use it in stupid ways, and I honestly don't care if I'm shown one document declaring war on homeless people by way of nuclear war and another declaring peace between all nations and billions of dollars of R&D put into fat-free chocolate that gives orgasms, I will immediately disregard the one styled as Comic Sans.

Also, I'll totally admit this - It's cool to hate Comic Sans. And it's fun to make fun of it. What's wrong with having a running joke?

I hate Comic Sans because it's let everyone else in the thread eat it but it doesn't even return my phone calls unless it wants me to drive it somewhere. Damn cocktease fonts, getting my hopes up and then stringing me along.

I keed.

IMHO, Comic Sans is like kudzu: It's fine in its native habitat but as soon as it got out it went EVERYWHERE and makes things look like hell.

I don't hate it, I hate the idiot at HP who formats their instructions-for-technicians laptop part replacement documentation using that font. Seriously, they demand certifications up the ass before they'll send me a laptop motherboard and when they send it it's got instructions that look like they were written by a ten year old because someone thought I'd be too stupid to read Times New Roman. THAT is what I hate.

I find it delicious with some olive oil actually.

But really, I don't really have much of a clue. Maybe it only works with comics, hence why Comics Sans.
But in all honesty, I just like to play along...

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Best. Game. Ever.

It may not look the best, but I personally don't mind it. With the right seasoning, it can be quite tasty.

RAKtheUndead:
Comic Sans has an appropriate place. Most of the places it is used are not appropriate. In this perspective, it's better than Papyrus, which should simply never be used anywhere, but not much better.

The strategy game "Pharaoh" used Papyrus font shamelessly, and it worked there.

But other than that exception, you're right.

GODDAMNIT!

WHO ATE THE COMIC SANS?!
I'M F*CKING SICK OF PEOPLE EATING MY FONTS!

Steve..STEVE!
Don't tell me you.....NOT MY CALIBRI!

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