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US A lawyer responded to impeachment probe in Comic Sans. Even the font’s creator cringed.

06:50  10 october  2019
06:50  10 october  2019 Source:   washingtonpost.com

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Even the font ’ s creator cringed . Comic Sans was created for a talking cartoon dog named Rover. But in the 25 years since its debut, the much-maligned, comic book-inspired font has made its way into a Vatican-produced photo album of the pope, an NBA manager’s screed about LeBron James and

The font attracted eye rolls and cringes from its inception, and has “long been the default punch line in the design community,” one designer said. And yet, it persists. The font ’ s creator , Vincent Connare, has this to say: “If you love Comic Sans you don’t know much about typography.

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a man wearing a suit and tie: Attorney John Dowd, here seen in New York in April 2011, used the font Comic Sans this week in a letter to members of a House committee, drawing jokes and criticism. Dowd responded, saying, © Richard Drew/AP Attorney John Dowd, here seen in New York in April 2011, used the font Comic Sans this week in a letter to members of a House committee, drawing jokes and criticism. Dowd responded, saying, " I love the font. It is easy on the eye." (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Attorney John Dowd used the font this week in a letter informing House committee members that his clients — two Rudolph W. Giuliani associates — would not be submitting to their demands. On social media, the letter’s contents were nearly overshadowed by the font it was drafted in. Dowd’s choice of Comic Sans became a Twitter moment. At least one observer joked that the attorney should be disbarred.

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In France, the man behind Comic Sans got a Google alert about the kerfuffle. Vincent Connare designed the flippant font for a long-forgotten operating system, Microsoft Bob, that was intended to provide a user-friendly interface for Microsoft 95. Looking at “Rover,” who guided users through speech bubbles, Connare had the realization that led to Comic Sans: “Dogs don’t talk in Times New Roman!”

But do lawyers? Connare, who describes his creation both as “my one-hit wonder” and “the best joke I ever told,” didn’t think so. He found Dowd’s use of Comic Sans “very funny,” he said in an interview on Wednesday. Ironically enough, he thought Times New Roman was required for legal filings. (In fact, some courts distribute lists of acceptable fonts. Comic Sans is usually not one of them.)

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Font inventor Vincent Connare spoke at the fourth annual Boring Conference, along with a man cooking pancakes on a couple of irons and an expert on Last of all came Vincent Connare, his name alone spelled out in Comic Sans at the bottom of the programme. He is sanguine, even mildly amused, by

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“He chose what he liked,” Connare surmised of Dowd. “Or he maybe consciously chose it to p--- them off or something.”

The former, actually. In response to a Washington Post inquiry, Dowd said in an email — typed out in Comic Sans — that he loves the font.

“I am laughing,” wrote Dowd, a former Trump attorney who chose the same typeface for a letter to former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. “Folks don’t have enough to do. I love the font. It is easy on the eye. In 30 years of use, NO ONE has ever questioned it even in the most serious matters.”

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This is the kind of thing that makes Holly Combs shudder. Since 1999, the Indianapolis graphic designer has made it her mission to eradicate inappropriate use of Comic Sans — think funeral programs, mental health literature or police bulletins. She and her husband, Dave, also a designer, called their movement “Ban Comic Sans” and even wrote an infamous manifesto declaring that the typeface conveys “silliness, childish naivete, irreverence.”

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The font was based on lettering from comic books Connare had lying around his office, specifically Watchmen (lettered by Dave Gibbons) and The Dark Knight Returns (lettered by John Costanza). Comic Sans — classified as a casual, non-connecting script for informal use — has been a standard

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Some, like Dowd, love the typeface. Others see it as harmless and say it’s elitist to fret about it. There are also those who argue it is easier for people with dyslexia to read. Dave Combs now encourages people to use Comic Sans if they like it. His wife does not agree. She argues the style of Comic Sans makes its use disrespectful in serious situations.

“I feel like this man dressed up in a clown costume,” she said of Dowd.

Connare is proud of Comic Sans in that it accomplished what it was supposed to: “This program that I saw screamed out for a childish, cartoonish font,” he said. Yet he himself has used it only once — in a letter complaining about his broadband service. “They didn’t deserve anything better, you know?” he said. “I intentionally did it because I thought, well, maybe — if they even notice — maybe that will get their attention. So in a way, it was a joke.”

He prefers a more traditional look, like Baskerville, and said Comic Sans is not advisable for an impeachment inquiry response because it’s “too casual.”

But after mulling it over, Combs said that the font was fitting in a way.

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“I mean, it’s a talking dog,” she said. “What’s happening in our world right now — there would be no other typeface to put it in.”

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