Thursday, May 27, 2010

So you need a typeface, do ya?

I received a link to this flow chart in my inbox a few weeks ago and have been battling my internal designer, trying to decide whether I should share it or not.

It was created by Julian Hansen, a design student at the Danish School of Media and Journalism, and even though I love the execution, I find the whole thing frightening. I understand it is a creative exploration, but the person who sent it to me praised it for being a wonderful resource for the everyday person. I truly hope he created it for fun, without the intention for practical use.

If you're wondering why I am reacting so negatively towards this otherwise, good-looking design, it stems from the inclusion of Comic Sans as an acceptable font. Please, never use Comic Sans for anything. Nonetheless, I chose to post about it anyways because the copy is brilliantly written with a snarky attitude. To view it larger click here.


  1. That's probably why you had to be alone to follow her to Comic Sans--she didn't want any witnesses.

    Thanks for posting this.

  2. I was thinking that too. Good thing the designer's got some humor!

  3. It's a pretty amusing flow chart. My favorite replacement (for the name alone) is "I Hate Comic Sans" available at :)

  4. The idea of could be rather disturbing. I'm going to take it at face value so I can see it as a fun, innocent exploration. :)


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