On bad fonts and good pranks and tramp stamps

So if you are a graphic designer or are friends with a graphic designer or have heard of graphic design, you probably know how hated the font Comic Sans is in the design community. It is so notoriously bad, in fact, that there is an entire web site devoted to its awfulness. When Chris was over at my house one day for coffee he saw my totally awesome “Ban Comic Sans” coffee mug and he loved it so much I bought one for him.

However …

When he posted a comment on Twitter and Facebook recently that he was going to use Comic Sans, the entire design world was frozen in fear for a moment. OK, so by “entire design world” I mean me and Ann Marie. We told him that he no longer had Ban Comic Sans coffee mug privileges, a fact he adamantly denies. So, we have decided to show Chris what the appropriate and inappropriate uses of this coffee mug entails.

Inappropriate use of the Ban Comic Sans coffee mug:

Drinking coffee while designing anything using Comic Sans.

Nobody has to use Comic Sans

Appropriate uses of the Ban Comic Sans coffee mug:

Drinking water out of it.

Dogs' mouths are cleaner than ours

Taking it out to lunch.


And a movie?

Dollar theater good. Graphic designers broke.

Having coffee with a friend

Coffee is always better with a friend


Losing My Religion perhaps, but the steeple is still there

Shoe shopping

These were on clearance.

Hanging out with pink unicorns. Does anyone else love pink unicorns?

Woo, trails

Playing Where’s Waldo with a little help from some friends. Can you find him?

What would you do if I sang out of tune?

Playin some tunes

Do you know Freebird?

Earnin some dough

What will I do with all this money?

Taking shelter – wait, why’s it wet under here?

Maybe this wasn't the best idea for a shelter.

Considering spending money earned on continuing education

University of Georgia, maybe?

Decide instead to work on beer list at local bar

What's non sequitur mean?

Drinking more beer at local bar

Beer is good.

Woah, that’s a lot of beer

Bea is my favorite bartender

Pink unicorns are awesome. Start thinking about how cool tattoos are. To the tattoo parlor! Hmm, no pink unicorns here. Who uses tattoo flash anyway? Gotta go custom.

Flash, flash, flash.

Yikes, that hurt. But sooo worth it.

Hard. Core.

Love pink unicorns! Woooo!

Showin off the tramp stamp

Feta fries to celebrate the mug’s new tramp stamp.


And more drinks!

Double fistin!

Party with a Rock Star (and like a rock star)

Modern Skirts rock

Wow, it’s been a long day …

Where am I?

Time to crash out in the loft above the bar. What’s Comic Sans again? *hic*

Why does my back feel sore?