Group of designers’ conversation about Comic Sans is actually very boringOctober 19, 2015
Laughing hysterically among themselves over cocktails at flashy London bar The Cool Sipper, a group of designer friends are oblivious to the fact that their conversation about Comic Sans is really quite boring.
“It’s just like, oh my god, why is this font even legal?” cackled thirty-four year old graphic designer Joe Simm, receiving a round of laughing affirmation from his friends as they continued to go on and on berating the 1994 typeface that isn’t really that great but certainly isn’t doing anyone any harm.
Despite the conversation not being interesting in any way, shape, or form, and had consisted now for a full thirty six minutes of little more than joking complaints that Comic Sans should never have existed, the group proudly soldiered on.
We caught up with Ella Owens, a member of the group, when she got up to order from the bar. “It just, like, scars my eyes,” she joked, “no one should have to see or use this crap.”
Aside from being a full-time graphic designer with six years industry experience, Owens is also a very lonely human being; and appeared ignorant to the fact that there are definitely far worse typefaces than Comic Sans and even then it’s still not a very cool thing to care so much about.
Over the course of a year the average designer will communicate how breathtakingly bad they find Comic Sans to be roughly 2,000 times (once every three hours in the waking day), all in spite of the fact that the typeface and it’s creator have never actually impacted their lives in any negative way.