I’m always running across articles about Comic Sans and most of them, as far as I can remember all of them, that I found mention that most designers do not like Comic Sans. Apparently it’s made fun of. A lot. A quick Twitter search showed all but one post (well at least the ones that were in English so I could understand them) were not a fan of Comic Sans.
My name is Shannon, and I like Comic Sans.
I mean really, I feel like I should join a support group because apparently I’m the only one who does like it.
I’m not saying I use it on everything, or even on much of anything really. But it does have its uses. And it does have its purpose. The challenge seems to be using it when appropriate, especially in business settings where somebody in the office is drafting something up using a Microsoft Office product real quick. This site gives a quick and amusing explanation of when to use and when not to use this beloved font.
Also to be noted, apparently a recent Princeton study has said that information presented in an easy font is hard to remember and retain than a more challenging font. Of course, I haven’t been able to find an actual article with these findings just two blog type posts mentioning the study and worried about the impact that will have on the eReaders such as Kindle.
The lesson? Doesn’t look like you should create anything you want people to remember for the long term in Comic Sans.