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Instead of Comic Sans, Why Not Try Something Else?

The history of Comic Sans is interesting reading. Most designers hate the typeface. Personally, few things make me queasier than hearing someone say, “I like Comic Sans,” or worse, “I used Comic Sans in a recent design.” The typeface is poorly designed, and it has also become cliché. Yet it remains popular. Many people love […]

Is Gotham the New Helvetica?

Originally commissioned for GQ magazine, Gotham’s popularity has boomed since its creation. Perhaps most notably, it was used for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential election campaign. A fresh sans-serif typeface—nostalgic but forward-facing—it doesn’t carry the sort of historical weight that neo-grotesque sans-serif typefaces do. Gotham was a perfect match for Obama’s campaign. Clean, crisp, and wonderfully […]

Comic Sans (aka: Public Enemy #1, How To Fail In Graphic Design, Oh God That Font, Get That Thing Away From Me, Why Your Design Fails In The First Place, etc.)

Yes, yes… I know for my first examination of horrible fonts, choosing this font to pick on is like shooting fish in a barrel. It goes without saying that in the world of graphic design, Comic Sans is an absolute joke; a complete punchline to the testament of horrible typographic selection and design choices, up […]