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Comic Sans

Comic Sans

Comic Sans

Do safety warnings apply when they are in Comic Sans font?


RE: Comic Sans

Since you seem to have a strong opinion about the font 'Comic Sans', may I suggest a good book, 'Just My Type', by Simon Garfield. One of the first fonts taken to task in this book is 'Comic Sans'. It's also listed as number 11 in the list of the 10 all-time worst fonts. For information about this book:


And if you're still looking for fun with fonts, may I suggest the feature-length documentary 'Helvetica', by Gary Hustwit, which you can watch on-line at:


And if you're still enamored by the whole 'font' thing, my I suggest another feature-length documentary, 'Linotype the Movie: In Search of the Eighth Wonder of the World', by Doug Wilson. You can learn more about the film at:


John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
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The secret of life is not finding someone to live with
It's finding someone you can't live without

RE: Comic Sans

They just wanted you to feel more cheery about the unstable terrain.

John, wow! That's a lot of good info!

Please remember: we're not all guys!

RE: Comic Sans

I think it becomes more of a dare with the comic sans in play. They may as well have printed it on "Hello Kitty" stationary.

Reminds me of the sign on certain vending machines - "Do not tip machine, will not dispense free product". Now doesn't that sound like more of a challenge than a warming? Especially when they provide a key hint to what might actually result in gaining free product?

It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all.

RE: Comic Sans

"warning". Damned auto correct.

It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all.

RE: Comic Sans


Hello Kitty stationary! What a great idea. I should write to them and suggest it.


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