Friday, May 21, 2010

Web 2.0 Wayback Machine :: Comic Sans Tombstone

I just wanted to know if someone used the comic sans typeface on a tombstone. Sure enough, someone has. Here's the source, an Earz Magazine interview by Martin Skivington with one of the Ban Comic Sans proponents, Dave Combs. Here's the exchange regarding comic sans in the cemetery::
MS: I found a weird website on typography, it was written in Italian I think*, and had images of a gravestone lettered in comic sans. What does that say to you?
DC: That would only be appropriate if the deceased were a clown or comedian, but other than that, I’d come back to haunt whoever did that if I were the dead guy.
* Text on the tombstone is written in Dutch, though I believe the website was in Italian!

More searching found this covered by BoingBoing in late April of 2007, at the height of sans bashing. I wonder if Ms. Spans-Broere had an offbeat sense of humour. I don't use comic sans, but its use doesn't bother me that much. Then again, I'm the type of guy who forgets the differences between arial and helvetica. In any case, this made me think of this old Depeche Mode song...

Song:: Depeche Mode-'Blasphemous Rumours'

Twitterversion:: [blog] #Web2_0WaybackMachineRehashing comic sans bashing w/ image of a Dutch tombstone using the typeface. #rhizomicon

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