Thursday, June 29, 2017

Meet Inkwell, the Comic Sans for people who hate Comic Sans

When physicists at CERN discovered the Higgs boson — the so-called ‘God particle’ — they used Comic Sans to make the announcement. For all the hate it gets by designers, humans love the typeface, and researchers felt it added an approachability to the science. So, they used it to announce arguably the biggest discovery in physics. Had the announcement happened today, perhaps they’d use Inkwell instead. Inkwell is a typeface that begs the comparison to Comic Sans. It’s quirky, informal, and looks as if it were hand-written with a ballpoint pen. “Comic Sans is shooting for ‘informal’ but hits ‘amateurish,’” says…

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