The Great Comic Sans Jihad.

It’s a Dune reference.  Chill.

(H/T: Fark) Anyway, there’s an entire section of society out there, and it’s dedicated to a war to the knife over a font:

Typeface Inspired by Comic Books Has Become a Font of Ill Will


You just know that the editor insisted on the word ‘font’ being in the title.

Vincent Connare designed the ubiquitous, bubbly Comic Sans typeface, but he sympathizes with the world-wide movement to ban it.

Mr. Connare has looked on, alternately amused and mortified, as Comic Sans has spread from a software project at Microsoft Corp. 15 years ago 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.

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.

That would be Achewood.

Personally, I don’t see overmuch what the fuss is about, but there certainly seems to be a bit of one over all of this.  Just in case you were thinking that the political stuff got all the obsession in the blogosphere.


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