We are not a lemonade stand!
While we worked together less than a year, Amber and I bonded very quickly. One of the things we have in common is a dislike of the Comic Sans typeface. Finally, someone who understood!
My disdain for the font began more than a decade ago and was reinforced by a former co-worker’s insistence upon using it for my office file folders. The fact that she chose folders colored mauve – my least favorite hue and a shade common in the decorating palette my husband sarcastically refers to as “Country Blue Goose” – only added insult to injury.
Amber introduced me to bancomicsans.com, a website supporting a worldwide campaign to restrict use of the font. Begun in 1999 by Dave and Holly Combs, Indianapolis graphic designers who were forced by their employer to use the font in a publication for which they felt it was inappropriate, the movement has received international media attention. I have also learned of a counter effort, based in Salt Lake City, to support the font’s use specifically on Google sites.
Amber frequently brightened my day with hilarious examples of the inane ways people would use it in business communication. (One of our favorites can be seen here.) We would laugh together and then I would go bang my head against my office wall until I blacked out.
Seriously, people … it’s just WRONG to use this typeface on anything but documents related to circus clowns.
Scott has suggested that due to Aistream space limitations, I bring with us only one member of my vast and colorful coffee cup collection. “No Comic Sans” it is …