12 best Alternatives for Comic Sans that every designer should know
Comics Sans is intended to be the eternal debate between designers, it is a reality. Creating Comics SansÂ spread like wildfire among content creators and the controversy soon erupted. Lovers and defenders of the source and the executioners who demanded his murder without further considerations and for the good of the creative community: two opposing sides were developed. Until this day the war continues and in some ways it seems that the source is still a matter of discrediting or unpopularity for all designers who dare to work with.
A colleague has left a comment on the article that talks about typography in web designÂ asking some more respectable Comics Sans alternatives.Â I’m sure many of you also are interested in finding different solutions to this source, so in today’s article I will give youÂ a selection of 12 fonts that have a very similar character butÂ enjoy a better reputation:
- Comic Neue
- Â Caflisch Script Pro
- Bradley Hand
- Sans Qarmic
But wait … whenÂ so much Comics Sans hater were born?
First things first, ie, let’s go to 1995, whenÂ Windows 95Â premieredÂ and became a social phenomenon. At firstÂ Vincent Connare first typographic catalog operating system proposal rejected butÂ was eventually accepted.Â Circumstances were appropriate for our friend from becoming perhaps the most famous typeface of history.Â Â There were not many alternatives more emotional to speak among the catalog of sources.Â All proposals were serious and technical, scientific, ultimately boring for many users.Â By the late nineties, people saw the implementation of computers in family homes. Millions and millions of people were going to have the opportunity to choose a font from a catalog for the first time … Here came the real disaster! I spent my spare time inÂ front of the computer screen, playing with Paint or creating invitations imaginary parties. Then there was a chance of Comics Sans going unnoticed? But among itsÂ rivals (Times New Roman was never the best option to create flyers and you know it), Comics Sans had assured success and actually became a phenomenon.
The most graphic example of aversion
Below might be the best example of what we are talking about. We’ll have to go a little under the weather, specifically until 2010 (neither more nor less than 15 years after the birth of our Source). LeBron James, a famous basketball player decided to leave his hometown team to enter the Miami Heat. The newsÂ was overshadowed by another source ofÂ even more controversial public discussion. You know where to go, I will not miss a thing. It turns out that the player decided to make this radical public news on hisÂ blog with Comics Sans font. From that time or equipment, or basketball, or neglect, or signing … “LeBron James raises Comics Sans” appeared in the headlines of the mainstream media. The result was a worldwide trending topic on Twitter and social networks burning with the topic. We’re talking big.
So …does using Comics Sans makes me a bad designer?
I personally feel that this is a font that can be used with a good finish in certain compositions such as comics. But most of the time people fail to use it properly. Do not consider it a wrong or a nefarious design typography (may be the main disadvantage of this is the lack of kerning). What I think is that your field of the display is very small to very well-defined scenarios. At the end of the day, we shouldÂ learn to develop our sensitivity when applying our sources and integrate them into our designs. The fonts are another creative manifestation and presentÂ a message, a vibration and connotations. Personally, I still do not understand how many people use Comics Sans to drafting complaints, legal briefs or even epitaphs (almost it’s like a clown bury the deceased in question). Perhaps the rush, stress, lack of interest in the aesthetic result … There are many reasons, but you can not give ban aesthetic and semantic nonsense.