Why do I hate Comic Sans, and why should you care?

There are literally thousands of free fonts to be had - many that are whimsical - stop using Comic Sans. Like big lapels and Elvis sideburns, it's time for it to be retired.

I remember the first time I saw Comic Sans. I was working as an administrative assistant and transitioning from Windows 3.1 to Windows 95… I was charmed by the font, initially. Even though I had a bachelor’s degree in Art, I expected less from computers. Acquiring Internet access was still tricky at the time and I didn’t even own a computer until 1996, when I could justify it as a business expense. Later that year, I was working as the webmaster for pepsi.com (I worked for their advertising agency, not for the cola company) and was given the baptism by fire experience of learning how to use Photoshop, Illustrator and other software packages, all using a cavalcade of fonts.

My eyes were open to the fonts I had seen in advertisements, TV and in magazines, but took for granted. In the land of fonts, Comic Sans had just been ousted as the red-headed stepchild… and no offense to red-headed stepchildren – I have one of my own. :)

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