Friday Night Flicks: The Man Behind The World’s Most Contentious Font

For some time now it has been de rigueur to dis Comic Sans and people who use it, but there is nothing intrinsically wrong with the font when used appropriately. Sometimes it is just right!

Here’s a short video about Vincent Connare, and the how and why of Comic Sans.



Perhaps this weekend you too will find a suitable use for this often under-valued and disrespected font.


About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004.
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4 Responses to Friday Night Flicks: The Man Behind The World’s Most Contentious Font

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this story!!! I am a fan of the Comic styled font with a strong aversion to Times New Roman’s rigidity. Arial works for me on more conventional docs but the Comic font is a fit with creative stufff for me. Have a great weekend!!! Patricia from Ontario


    • Byopia Press says:

      People hate Comic Sans because it was over-used and inappropriately used. People wrote resumés and business letters using it. (Shudder!) In the right context —a comic strip or a cynical artist’s book, for instance— it can be the perfect choice. ; ] (Just a note: apparently Arial is now on the dis list, again because it is being used too much. I think it is a lovely font, but might I suggest something like Myriad? (Of course, once everyone switches to whatever becomes the most popular font, that will be dissed as well.)


  2. lcmt says:

    There is a point, when a thing is overused, where it passes from banality, or commonplace, into a status as an archetype. I think a good case can now be made for Comic Sans as an archetype. It can also be seen as a prediction that comics were going to be a dominant art form of the 21rst century. 😉


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