18 November 2009

Comic Relief

So the other day, my colleague emailed me saying "PLEASE COME TO MY DESK RIGHT NOW. I NEED YOUR EYES", I sauntered over 1 hour later after his second email "WHERE ARE YOO?", only to find him hunched over at his desk, as if in great pain.

I asked, "Yo, what's up, what's the emergency?" and he said, "THIS!"

He showed me a powerpoint presentation, done using the crayon template in MS Powerpoint *cringe factor 10*, with plenty of colourful starbursts *cringe factor 15* that DON'T MATCH. OW. It's the visual equivalent of scratching your nails across the blackboard. To top it all off, as a crowning glory, the entire breathtaking presentation was done using COMIC SANS FONT.

*hyperventilate* excuse me, I need to calm down.

COMIC SANS is NOT A FONT. It is an ABOMINATION. Never, ever ever use it. Delete it from your list of fonts, if possible. Please, for the love of all things good and pretty, use Arial or Helvetica Neue. At least people won't snigger when they look at you during the presentation.

With that, I leave you with a video discussing both sides to the issue: Comic Sans--Trash it or junk it?

Comic Sans from Sam and Anita on Vimeo.

3 comments:

bingren said...

What about Calibri? I've grown quite fond of the font.

Quirkz said...

oh yah i like calibri :D

Ms Krong said...

i used to lurve comic sans when i was a kid... i still like it but it's really not a serious font lor.