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A Defense of Comic Sans

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𝕴𝖓 𝕯𝖊𝖋𝖊𝖓𝖘𝖊 𝕺𝖋 𝕮𝖔𝖒𝖎𝖈 𝕾𝖆𝖓𝖘
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/ This Is Not Yellow. What's The Brightest Thing In the Universe? FART SCIENCE. Why Do We Have Two Nostrils? FIRST Photo on the INTERNET ... and other things too. You Can't Touch Anything. Why Do We Feel Nostalgia? ENGLISH. This Is Only Red. How Secure is Your Password? And 21 Other DONGs.

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