24 thoughts on “I Sought the Serif

  1. Mark, I’ve discovered that font type is such a personal thing. It’s like selecting a fragrance—some people like this one, others like that one.

    And it’s ironic that you posted on the topic of fonts, because lately I’ve been spending time online searching for various fonts to possibly change the header on my blog. The other day I was in a department store and spotted a really cool-looking font on a the box of a fragrance set, so I took picture of it with my smartphone. When I got home, I went online and found out what it was called.

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    1. I always forget that you can even change your blog fonts. I’ve never really played around with mine before. Hmm…

      Definitely a personal choice, like a fragrance or Brussel’s sprouts or Justin Bieber.


  2. I’ve always liked Comic Sans, myself. I use it in our Christmas letter, though I’m sure everyone just takes it as part of the intended humor, if they notice at all. Speaking of which, we missed another opportunity for a Christmas letter contest. Oh well. If you haven’t seen mine yet, it’s on my Facebook page. This year I had plenty of fodder to work with. 😉

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  3. I actually learned what a serif is on the copyediting course I just finished.

    Also, I have a post in my drafts file (awaiting some photos I’m trying to cajole my mother into hunting for and sending to me, so it may be in drafts for a while) that has a short video clip of that same dealership scene from Vacation. Classic.

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  4. I’ve always thought that people who don’t like Comic Sans are people who can’t take a joke. A bunch of grouches who get bent out of shape about the smallest things. Almost as bad as getting up in arms about comma splices… 😉

    PS: Happy New Year

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  5. I will ABSOLUTELY throw down with anyone who wants to give me crap about cominc sans font. ANYONE. It is literally a cuddly Arial, and everyone LOVES Arial. I wear a size 11 shoe and I will not hesitate to park it right up someone’s rear. Humpf.

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