Ban Comic Sans

Font snobs unite; you have nothing to lose but the silly typefaces that annoy the crap out of you. That’s the basic impulse behind Ban Comic Sans, a Web site dedicated to outlawing the most childish of fonts. As the site notes, “Early type designing and setting was so laborious that it is a blasphemy to the history of the craft that any fool can sit down at their personal computer and design their own typeface.” Now, grammar perfectionists may take issue with the use of “their,” but such quibbling aside, the site’s basic premise appeals to our more retrograde, curmudgeonly impulses. Plus, you can look through the gallery of Comic Sans abuse, despair at the depressing statistics of Comic Sans use, or buy a flattering pink “Ban Comic Sans” T-shirt to espouse the cause.