hating on Comic Sans

Why the universal loathing for Comic Sans? First, our sympathies to Vincent Connare, inventor of what is apparently the most reviled font in printdom. Next, read this intriguing article in The Week, “How Typeface Influences the Way We Read and Think.” (If you want to get an A, use Georgia. If you want to be believable, it’s Baskerville for the win: “There are some fonts that are informal — Comic Sans, obviously — and other fonts that are a little bit more tuxedo. It seems to me that Georgia is slightly tuxedo. Computer Modern is a little bit more tuxedo and Baskerville has just a tad more starchiness.” Cornell psychologist David Dunning ).

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