Dear Comic Sans…GO AWAY!

(Warning: Graphic Designer Rant Ahead. Read at your own risk.)

This is why Buzzfeed and I are best friends…because I find articles like this that make me scream “PREACH IT SISTER!!!”

This is also a memo to everyone over the age of 12 that uses Comic Sans font.

PLEASE STOP.

It’s the number one way to strip whatever message you are trying to get across of all it’s decency and validity. 

The only legitimate reason I’ve ever used Comic Sans in my design work is for a cartoon talk bubble. Even then I only used it because I couldn’t find the super cool comic font and it was the closest thing I could come to. So unless you are a comic strip artist (like the name suggests)…stop. 

Still need a fun font? just google “free fonts” and you will come up with several sites where you can download some sweet fonts that will probably better match your message. 

Still need proof as to why you need to stop using Comic Sans? See this wonderful Buzzfeed article below…

Proof That Comic Sans Ruins Everything

Nothing like taking an iconic sign and making it just a little bit fancier.

 

Nothing like taking an iconic sign and making it just a little bit fancier.

Or enhancing a historical newspaper with the charm of Comic Sans.

 

Or enhancing a historical newspaper with the charm of Comic Sans.

This classic recruitment poster definitely becomes more compelling with the addition of Comic Sans.

 

This classic recruitment poster definitely becomes more compelling with the addition of Comic Sans.

Maybe Comic Sans is just looking to add a little diversity to this Helvetica poster.

 

Maybe Comic Sans is just looking to add a little diversity to this Helvetica poster.

Or is helping a classic brand to update its logo.

 

Or is helping a classic brand to update its logo.

Because, really, Comic Sans helps Rolex look a little more high-end.

 

Because, really, Comic Sans helps Rolex look a little more high-end.

And last, but certainly not least, clearly George Lucas meant to use Comic Sans for the opening of Star Wars.

 

And last, but certainly not least, clearly George Lucas meant to use Comic Sans for the opening of Star Wars.

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