Sometimes It's Good... by RodS ()
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…To be a Rebel!
Here we have Acacia, and Alyssa from our Nashville Office extolling the virtues of their favorite – and often maligned – font. Actually, I’m not sure anyone is going to really notice the font… The Girls wanted me to let you know you can get a shirt like this and be a Rebel, too (they whisper in your ear, “on Rod’s Pixels site”).
As I understand it, Comic Sans was originally intended for use in – well, comics! The problem seemed to be that it was being used for everything else as well and ended up being over-used – and consequently being avoided like the plague by most graphic designers. It seems like lately it’s being looked on a little kindlier as long as it’s used for its intended purpose. I’m currently using it for speech bubbles in the G4 story.
Speaking of the G4 story… Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments and support! I’m thrilled you’re enjoying it – and Page 2 will be up very soon.
There will be some surprising turns in Chapter 7 that will tie in with this story, so stay tuned.
Thanks for stopping by and for all your awesome support and friendship!
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A font of puns here (groan)...If you can get a bunch of puns for one upload, you're doing great!
Well....I never thought I'd see a tribute to Comic Sans! Not because it isn't a great typeface---it is---but because ya just don't see tributes to fonts these days! On your art, Acacia and Alyssa---you did a pro job once more of making classic pinups: They're in dance poses, they look great, Acacia leans against a wall, in a classic leaning pose, that semi-shining white looks great, the contrasts with those blacks are great, and your background is a star studded affair, reminiscent of the disco era (flashing lights), your floor colors are warm and rich---ol' Comic Sans never had it so professional, sexy or zazzy...Also, you handle wrinkles beautifully...the shirts are so believable: great job. You returned sexiness to a typeface!
Now, a word on poor Comic Sans. (You gotta go along, I was forced to study this stuff years ago, so you'll have to suffer through this...) You no doubt know this, but CSans was designed by Microsoft, to imitate, as you say, the wonderful hand-written fonts of cartoons. And yes, it's been overused. But so is Times---the main newspaper font---and it's still being used...Is it inappropriate to use CSans for serious text? Well, in orthodox circles, yes: It kind of undercuts legal documents (imagine the Constitution in Comic Sans!). But it's a classic: I mean think of it: A tiny angle on the verticals of an "m", and you have a "silly" font: It looks like the "m" is giggling. The small "a" has a tiny curve on its vertical: It's 'giggling'. Tiny additions---and you have a comic font. With TNA, I remember a more rounded font in your TNA captions (yes? a very classy face, w/ rounded "m"s and "n"s, and beautiful rounded "a"s...I'll have to look; but while these are minuscule points for most of us, those little design-quirks are the whole world for a designer. So you're returning to Comic Sans? Bravo. It's one of the most readable fonts of recent years...Do people realize how long designers slaved to make a classic typeface? I mean really, a single typeface could take 2 or 3 years! You probably knew that, but many don't. It's impossible to conceive putting in that much time into 24 little letters (and additions). Those designers poured over a letter like monks poured over a letter in the Middle Ages...a letter was like prayer to them, just one "D" or "T". And the modern typefaces then had to be transferred to lead ("font" is from the same root as "foundry"---where they make lead for print). Then they had to apply it to every point-size, italic, bold, etc etc---stuff we do with a mere flick of the wrist---and finally you had a finished typeface. And I mean those typefaces had the same proportion and balance as you or I work for in an image...for them, each line was a work of art, each serif had its own 'expression'. When digital took over, the same principles applied, only no 'lead'. (Remember Fontographer?) So, to the designer of Comic Sans, kudos. It was overused because it was classic. And if you return it to your captions, you'll have my support. (Though I love that rounded font you used too...)
Ok, I'm done. You want a bad pun? "Can I have acacia comic sans?" "I can't sell you one, but alyssa one") (not worth the time, believe me...) Love your upload.
"I can't sell you one, but alyssa one" groooooaaaaaaaannnnnnn.. 😄😆
I'm using Bauhaus Rounded for the main TNA story (and will continue to use it there) as - like you - I like the rounded look of the characters and it flows nicely and is easy to read.
I have to agree about CS - if it wasn't such a classic font, it wouldn't have been overused.
Nicely crated, fun scene, Rod...The girls are great and do like your snazzy background...I always liked Comic Sans, but it fell out of favor, not de rigueur, and understandably not for business. At this point in my life, for all I care (which ain't much), folks can use one of those children's fonts...