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Nov 21, 2016

As a parent of a kindergartener, I get a lot of notices home from my daughter’s school. Bake sales, fundraisers, notices about upcoming events, all that fun stuff. And, I’m convinced public schools are only given access to one font for these flyers. And, as an editor for print publications for more than 10 years, it drives me absolutely bonkers.

In this episode, we’ll talk about Batman’s inspiration in the font world, designers who despise clients who ask for this particular font, and the man responsible for mountains of internet hate.

I'm Emily Prokop and this is The Story Behind Comic Sans.

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Media:

MusicForMakers.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq7Eki5EZ8o

Sources:

https://www.kidscodecs.com/why-designers-hate-comic-sans/

http://www.connare.com/whycomic.htm

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/comic-sans?full=1

http://mashable.com/2012/10/03/comic-sans-history/#HVKEwcT9kkqU

http://comicsansproject.tumblr.com/

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/weirdalyankovic/tacky.html

https://www.dyslexic.com/fonts/