“Is that comic sans?” The person next to you asks, most certainly with a hint of disapproval. Let’s face it: Comic Sans has become a bit of a joke of the typographic world. Unless you had to make fliers for a last minute bake sale, there’s really no excuse for using it…or is there?
As it turns out, Comic sans is an excellent font for aiding dyslexic individuals. One of the reasons for this is that letters are simplified; for example, the lowercase “a” does not have two story construction.
So why do people abhor this font? Well, its pros are also its cons.The “simplified” nature of the letters have often be described as “childish” and equated to “immaturity.”
Any piece of writing that has to be taken seriously should steer clear of this font but, hey, there is a time and a place to use it. It’s okay, go print those bake sale fliers.
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