Purpose: So, seeings I'm more than a little bit rusty... and been on a design kick lately, I felt like it was about time I challenged myself to do something new to bring my skills back up to par. This is the second installment in that series of challenges.
Background: Basically, the idea was to create an informational poster for a typeface using a limited range of colours (there's two here and only typographical elements. Today's lucky candidate is Comic Sans MS, one I'm sure we're all abundantly familiar with. In this case, I opted to use the following characters to form the basis of the background: Q, B, %, 4, i, all in the normal weight. Body copy is taken directly from the Microsoft website.
I always thought Comic Sans MS was hopelessly disgusting (I liked it when i was nine but two years later i started to hate it) I find it dull, without dinamysm (hope i spelled that correctly)... but then I find this, and the only thing I can't say now is: you're admirable, you sure tamed that font!
Very clean and well-presented layout Not my favourite font, in fact I don't think I've used it twice, and none at all this year. But the colours definitely work well with its kind-of-childish style. Nicely done, Ben.
See, Times New Roman is a legitimate font; it has more than enough place in modern typography. It's just because it's the default on the majority of platforms as a Serif face (ie. Times New Roman on Windows, Times on OS[X], Nimbus on POSIX) that it's become kinda passé to look at in its default pairings without custom kerning/leading and precise anti-aliasing. For screen it isn't ideal; the aspect of it is too small to be effective for much more than Display, however, as a body face for print it is hard to beat with open fonts.
The glyphs are pretty timeless in Times, I think we'll see a lot more of it to come. >_>
I've been told by my tutor that if I ever use this font I'll be kicked off the course.
I don't particularly hate this font, I just hate it when it is incorrectly used, there are only very few situations where comic sans is allowed to be used properly, whenever I see it on a newsletter or a brochure my face will show a sign of disgust.