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Old 02-03-2009, 08:26 AM   #1
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Rocketboom features type designer Vincent Connare presenting the history of Comic Sans, his controversial typeface.

Short, but there are some amusing examples. Connare also designed Trebuchet.

The video does not work with Safari. It is okay with Firefox, however.

   
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Thanks for that! Short but very informative! I guess there is no such thing as a 'bad' font as such. Just over used and innapropriate ones.
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Thanks for that! Short but very informative! I guess there is no such thing as a 'bad' font as such. Just over used and innapropriate ones.
Comic Sans is a perfectly good typeface and a well-made font. As you say, it may not be appropriate for everything (neither is Times Roman), but it is useful. It is also quite readable, even on the screen (so long as you use it large enough). It is tiring for long text, of course.

But I disagree with the notion that there is “no such thing as a bad font.” There are plenty of badly designed typefaces and badly made fonts. The ratio of excellent, to lousy, to the various grades of OK, is probably not so different for typefaces or fonts than for other manufactured or designed objects!

How could it be otherwise? I think it would take suspension of some natural law!

   
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Yes true. However, I was talking from a purely asthetic point of view.
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I'd like to duct tape the fingers of whoever added the "musical" overlay ... though I could follow most of the talk, anyway.

   
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