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A Defense of Comic Sans

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Even the geniuses at CERN use Comic Sans: http://img.clubic.com/05281294-photo-presentation-boson-higgs-cern.jpg

Gunnarolla's AWESOME Comic Sans SONG: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBibXwwLBts

David Kadavy's "Why You Hate Comic Sans" [great read]: http://kadavy.net/blog/posts/why-you-hate-comic-sans/

David Kadavy's video: http://youtu.be/4X4f83C8ANg

ALL music by Jake Chudnow: http://www.youtube.com/jakechudnow
http://www.soundcloud.com/JakeChudnow

Great book about type: Simon Garfields JUST MY TYPE: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Just-My-Type-About-Fonts/dp/1846683025

Ban Comic Sans: http://bancomicsans.com

Funny site to send people who use Comic Sans: http://www.comicsanscriminal.com/

Comic Sans alternatives: http://bancomicsans.com/main/?page_id=98

Kill Comic Sans game: http://www.agencyfusion.com/kill-comic-sans.html

McSweeney's humor article from the perspective of Comic Sans: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/im-comic-sans-asshole

David O'Reilly T-Shirts: http://skreened.com/dumbstuff

Typeface Periodic Table: http://artworksdesign.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/periodic_table_of_typefaces.jpg

Type rules 101: http://www.denizcemonduygu.com/tipo101/

History of typefaces and handwriting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Evolution_of_minuscule.svg

Basic articles on Comic Sans:
http://mashable.com/2012/10/03/comic-sans-history/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11582548
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/01/31/verity_stob_comic_sans/page2.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2010/jun/20/in-defence-comic-sans-font

Connare's own presentation on Comic Sans (I saw him deliever this at LOLcon in NY): http://www.connare.com/ihatecomic.pdf

Story of Comic Sans with interview with Vincent Connare: http://www.fonts.com/content/learning/fyti/typefaces/story-of-comic-sans

Comic Sans ART: http://comicsansproject.tumblr.com/

Comic Sans deisgn criticism: http://kleinletters.com/Blog/comic-sans-font-examined/

Uncanny Valley: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley

Interesting piece on Helvetica vs. Arial: http://www.fonts.com/content/learning/fyti/typefaces/arial-vs-helvetica

Comic Sans in weird places: http://comicfrigginsans.wordpress.com/2012/09/23/something-bout-comic-sans/ What's The Brightest Thing In the Universe? What is Random? This Is Not Yellow. 🔵 We Made 1886 Coca Cola Recipe || Glen & Friends Cooking. The Paradox Paradox. What Can You Do Without a Brain? What Is Consciousness? The Birthday Paradox. How Many 5 Year-Olds Could You Fight? -- And 18 Other DONGs! What Will We Miss?

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