Comic Sans bites back

Is there any font more maligned than Comic Sans?

Originally created by Vincent Connare in the mid-90s for a piece of Microsoft children's software, it was never meant for widespread use. Little did he know it would eventually become the subject of the first-ever campaign to ban a typeface.

If fonts could talk, we're pretty sure Comic Sans would have plenty to say, as this bolshy monologue imagines.

I'm Comic Sans, Asshole from joehollier on Vimeo.

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