Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hump Day Humor: I'm Comic Sans, Asshole.

If there are any unequivocal truths in the graphic design world of nerds, it would be that the font Comic Sans is a terrible, no-good, very bad choice for anything design related. And if you use it, you are then subject to snide comments and jokes about your poor taste and juvenile treatment of the Great Graphic Arts. What makes the comments and jokes even worse is that no one will explain what it is about Comic Sans that is so disgusting and atrocious that it turns otherwise lovely people into Judgy McLookDownTheirNosesons. Which is why I find this letter from Comic Sans so damn hilarious:

Listen up. I know the shit you've been saying behind my back. You think I'm stupid. You think I'm immature. You think I'm a malformed, pathetic excuse for a font. Well think again, nerdhole, because I'm Comic Sans, and I'm the best thing to happen to typography since Johannes fucking Gutenberg.

You don't like that your coworker used me on that note about stealing her yogurt from the break room fridge? You don't like that I'm all over your sister-in-law's blog? You don't like that I'm on the sign for that new Thai place? You think I'm pedestrian and tacky? Guess the fuck what, Picasso. We don't all have seventy-three weights of stick-up-my-ass Helvetica sitting on our seventeen-inch MacBook Pros. Sorry the entire world can't all be done in stark Eurotrash Swiss type. Sorry some people like to have fun. Sorry I'm standing in the way of your minimalist Bauhaus-esque fascist snoozefest. Maybe sometime you should take off your black turtleneck, stop compulsively adjusting your Tumblr theme, and lighten the fuck up for once.

The rest of the letter is here. For the record - I don't use Comic Sans. Anymore. (via FrontBurner)

3 comments:

Nuala said...

hee hee. You tell 'em sista!

Shelley Senai said...

Ha, that was awesome. I needed that!

Jenn said...

This is the best thing I've read in a long time. I saw it last week and am stilling laughing!