Comic Sans has something to say

greyjay's picture

A rousing monologue from Comic Sans: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/links/monologues/15comicsans.html

Oh McSweeny's, how I love thee.

Michael Green's picture

fantastic :)

Jan's picture

Great!

penn's picture

haha, was just about to post the same thing.

microspective's picture

^ Ditto.

This Comic Sans video is a nice follow-up.

greyjay's picture

That's one of the best of those spoofs I've seen. Had me dying at 1:46.

quadibloc's picture

I remember that in an earlier discussion of overused typefaces, such as Papyrus and Comic Sans, there was some controversy over whether it was fair to include Hobo on the list of faces to avoid.

I was looking through an old Letraset catalog, and noticed two display faces whose names I had not previously known.

One, I thought, was a good candidate for the list - as a face that could easily be considered overused with only a little use. At the moment, though, it isn't often seen, which has saved it from that. I thought it was mostly associated with games like Dungeons and Dragons, but then I remembered its use as the original face for the logo of Creative Computing magazine: Pretorian. Originally a Letraset face, it has been revived.

Another Letraset face, Transmission, was used when Countdown or Data '70 or Amelia just wouldn't do for a modern, futuristic look for a computer product. I recall it, I think, from a line of inexpensive floppy disks. It does not seem to be currently available. (There is a plain sans-serif font called "Transmission", but it is unrelated.)

whyawhelk's picture

Transmission was by Martin Wait and was eventually adapted into his font called Company, wasn't it? I'll look it up in my catalogue later, but I'm pretty sure it was, though Transmission was lined or dotted or not-quite-black in some other way, I believe.

quadibloc's picture

Yes, Transmission was lined. It was a slab-serif font with the vertical strokes bowed out.

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