typography

“I’m Comic Sans, Asshole!”

by Joey deVilla on June 15, 2010

"I'm Comic Sans, Asshole" -- John Marston from Red Dead Redemption pointing a gun

That most hated of typefaces, Comic Sans, gets anthropomorphized and bad-assified in Mike Lacher’s piece for McSweeney’s titled, (in)appropriately enough, I’m Comic Sans, Asshole.

This article also appears in The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century.

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Smashing Magazine’s “Free Fonts of the Month” for this particular month are really, really, really, good. Grab ‘em while they’re still up!

Here’s a sample of Anivers, a font created for Smashing Magazine’s first anniversary. It’s been updated for “extended language support, improved glyph shapes and improved metrics and kerning.” Note that only Anivers Regular is free:

Anivers font sample

Here’s Fresco Semi Bold, “just one member of a large and flexible type family by Dutch design legend Fred Smeijers:”

Fresco font sample

And finally, Gentium, designed by Victor Gaultney:

Gentium font sample

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