Newspaper Uses Comic Sans On Its Front Page, Angers Readers
By Melissa Goh, 04 Sep 2014
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The Sydney Morning Herald has sparked outrage, after the 183-year-old newspaper decided to use Comic Sans on its front page.
The decision to use the typeface was considered appropriate, as it was used in cartoon speech bubbles, to match the comic-book feel that the newspaper was trying to create, as a “mockery of the appalling displays in the witness box from a former [Australian] politician and current parliamentarian”, explained Darren Goodsir, Editor in Chief for The Sydney Morning Herald, in his email to Buzzfeed.
Members of the public have since been mocking this move mercilessly and giving making negative comments about the newspaper on Twitter.
When they record the downfall of Fairfax, the comic sans front page will be seen as the beginning of the end pic.twitter.com/qEbOlfAeDn— Rob Stott (@Rob_Stott) September 2, 2014
Tweet from Editor at News.com.au
@Rob_Stott don't knock the font! Your whole website is, metaphorically speaking, in comic sans— Ben Cubby (@bencubby) September 2, 2014
Sydney Morning Herald's Deputy Editor Response
Sydney Morning Herald's Editor supporting the use of the typeface
Image via Buzzfeed
[via Fast Co. Design, Buzzfeed]
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