3 thoughts on “ban comic sans”

  1. God, I wish I could, but have you ever actually tried to produce a pocket sized book in a corporate environment?

    I have, year after year. The most readable font available in MSWord for a pocket sized phone directory layout — printing four copies of each page on each sheet of paper, having them chopped up and trimmed down by the copy center and spiral-bound, is — Comic Sans, formatted to crowd it.

    Result, 2000 people’s info, fits in a pocket, dirt cheap. Readable, even after squeezing space out of each page — lines crowded with 0.8 line spacing, characters with reduced character spacing, spaces and symbols reduced further, and the extra long names squeezed further down into in a font size of 7, or even 6, instead of 8, and lots of other nasty little page layout tricks played to reduce the total number of pages (and cost of copying) per directory, a penny here, a penny there.

    Works damn well. It’s a miserly little font, and it does its job.

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