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Type Study - Comic Sans MS by newklear Type Study - Comic Sans MS by newklear
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.

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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.

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Job spec: 2 Colour Pantone spot, 30"x40" @ 300dpi for gloss stock

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Others in the series: Type Study - Neue Helvetica, Type Study - AdobeGaramondPro
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:icondarkpa1adin:
DarkPa1adin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
can you teach me how you do the background? and for the helvetica one too :) thanks
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:iconnewklear:
newklear Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
It's all just glyphs with varying colours and opacity :shrug: didn't use any background or anything special, just glyphs.
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:icondaveizoid:
daveizoid Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010   Traditional Artist
Lovely design, terrible font.
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:icondarkpa1adin:
DarkPa1adin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
agree :)
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:iconmirzaie:
mirzaie Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
nice design
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:iconmiatosakura-chan:
MiatoSakura-chan Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
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!
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:iconpd-photography:
PD-Photography Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007   Photographer
Intersting, and looks kool :)
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:iconyayster:
Yayster Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow - I hate Comic Sans but you have actually made it look good here! :D The impossible has been achieved :XD:
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Very clean and well-presented layout :nod: 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.

:heart:
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:iconnewklear:
newklear Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
I always find it a nice challenge to try and use something so horrific in a legitimate front. Thanks for the comment, KTbeans :]


:heart:
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:iconsnowmask:
snowmask Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Times New Roman. Ugh. Beat that.
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:iconnewklear:
newklear Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
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. >_>
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:iconvertmb:
vertMB Featured By Owner May 25, 2007   Filmographer
I've been told by my tutor that if I ever use this font I'll be kicked off the course. :p
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.
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:iconmattgallan:
MattGAllan Featured By Owner May 21, 2007  Professional Photographer
I hate this font.
But I do like that massive four.
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:icongongel:
gongel Featured By Owner May 18, 2007
this makes me want to use whatever the font it's about straight away! unfortunatly it's comic sans, sigh.
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:iconelectricnet:
electricnet Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Even though this is Comic Sans MS -- a font which is usually hated by a lot of people (including me) rather than loved, I like the way this turned out! Very nice shades of piiiiink. :giggle: Nice work.
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:iconvonny-t-h-m:
vonny-t-h-m Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
:handshake: good work there sir :nod: i like the concept going on here

:#1:
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:iconclairem:
ClaireM Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
i like it, and yeah pink = awesome :w00t:
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
As I said to you yesterday: This wins. Besides, pink = awesome.
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:iconglue:
glue Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
I cannot feel good about that font no matter how hard I try. Great attempt though trying to persuade me with this.
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:iconleaf-lover:
leaf-lover Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
Comic Sans is supposed to be very good for dyslexics, apparently it's easy-to-read feature has really helped some to improve.

Well there's my random and useless fact for the day over with. :bucktooth:
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:iconzacthetoad:
zacthetoad Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
Interesting, although I'll still never use Comic Sans. :lmao:
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:icontonicaaek:
tonicaaek Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Professional General Artist
PINKPINKPINK...
Also, as I said, I never thought Comic Sans could look awesome, but obviously, I was wrong. :(
Takes an awesome designer to tame such a font. =P
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:iconleaf-lover:
leaf-lover Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
My thoughts exactly :lol: I usually hate comic sans.
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