only used by goofballs

If I ever get an email from anyone using comic sans I sense they will be a goofball in real life. If a bloke, they will be the type who wears loony tunes shiny polyester boxers, and maybe a novelty tie.  If a woman they will subscribe to those websites where owners dress their pets in bibs looking miserable…and insist on forwarding it on to you.  Daily.

I was very happy to read here and here that some students of the Royal College of Art have created the antedote to all that visual tom-foolery.  Introducing Serious Sans!  What a smart font.  What nice lines.  What sharp taste.

serious sans

serious sans

 After doing a bit of webbery I have found this group who want to put the “sans in comic sans”.  (I have to say I love anything with a ‘sans’ gag – ever since I learnt about the quite serious political group sans-cullotesMen without breeches…haw haw haw.)  Ban Comic Sans says comic sans is only appropraite in a few rare occasions. ie – NOT YOUR EMAIL FONT

So PLEASE remove it as your email font. It’s not funny. It’s goofy and stupid. You come across as an idiot.  With no taste.

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4 responses to “only used by goofballs

  1. “If a woman they will subscribe to those websites where owners dress their pets in bibs looking miserable…and insist on forwarding it on to you. ”

    You can also guarantee they have a sticker on their cubicle wall that says “You don’t have to be mad to work here… but it helps”.

  2. In my experience when Comic Sans is used in emails, it tends to be in a ridiculous colour too (like purple, or hot pink). The odds are good that the email will also include poor quality animated gifs and the text will be centre-aligned.

  3. kelpenhagen

    Cheryl , Yes! – and sometimes that image of a kitten holding onto a branch with a thought bubble that says “oh shit”

  4. kelpenhagen

    CapitalD – and normally the email is a passive agressive threat to not take their milk or sandwhich out of the shared company fridge…but done in a sunny, breezy “have a nice day” psycho, gritted teeth tone

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