Why do people hate Comic Sans?
Comic Sans was originally created by typographer Vincent Connare in 1994 to pair with a cartoon dog to help people navigate the Microsoft Windows interface. Described as “playful” and “friendly” by its creator, the typeface has since become an outcast in the typography community and a laughing stock of the internet in general. The reason could be that the font was taken out of context, so to speak. As explained by Jo Mackiwicz, a professor of rhetoric and professional communication who has researched how people perceive writing, explained it LiveScience:
“People, especially typographers, get upset when it’s used improperly. For example, when someone sends an email or writes a document with it, it results in a mismatch—an informal, childish, “fun” font for a potentially serious topic. I think a lot of the reasons people hate it is because it’s seen so often and in places where it shouldn’t be used. The fact that it was being used outside of its rather limited purpose – that became obnoxious to people who knew better.”