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LOL: A Funny Guide To Using Comic Sans And Other Deeply Hated Fonts

By Dorothy Tan, 10 Oct 2017


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One of the most popular stories last week would have to be SNL’s hilarious skit that mocked the Papyrus font—and the internet has a lot to say about it.

Keith A. Spencer, editor-in-chief of lifestyle website The Bold Italic, wrote a post titled ‘In Defense of Papyrus: Your Guide for When to Use Despised Fonts’—at the start, you could be forgiven for thinking that this really is an article about when it is all right to use unpopular fonts such as Comic Sans, Lobster and Times New Roman.

However, as you read on, it would become clear that rather than a defense of typography’s most hated fonts, this could more accurately be described as a clever, passive-aggressive way to show that there is no right place or time to use these fonts—that is, if you want to be taken seriously.

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For instance, according to this “guide”, it seems that Amatic SC is best suited for use by a “organic, cruelty-free yoga studio.”

Read the full article here for a good laugh.


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[via The Bold Italic]
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