Finally a (second!) use for Comic Sans

Two days after the first one, here’s an even better one:

There’s another scandal doing the rounds on the web and it has nothing to do with leaked nude pictures of celebrities.

A decision by the Sydney Morning Herald to use the much-maligned font Comic Sans on its front page has made it the focus of much attention, and ridicule, on social media.

The 183-year-old newspaper, known as Granny, placed comments by Independent Commission against Corruption witnesses Eric Roozendaal and Chris Hartcher in Comic Sans speech bubbles.

Response on Twitter was along these lines:

Mr Stott is the morning editor at News Corp’s news.com.au, which has long been fond of poking fun at Fairfax Media, which owns the SMH.

And come to think of it, #smh is a pretty common hashtag in its own right, quite apart from Fairfax.

Still, if we’re going to have Dueling Douchebags on the front page, Comic Sans accords them the seriousness they deserve.

(Via Fark.)





2 comments

  1. McGehee »

    4 September 2014 · 9:00 pm

    I’m sure someone has already tweeted the exquisitely succinct “@smh #smh”

  2. fillyjonk »

    5 September 2014 · 7:15 am

    Perhaps ALL quotations from politicians should be typeset in Comic Sans.

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