Comic Sans

Comic Sans The Biography of a Typeface - The ABC of Fonts

Hardback (09 Nov 2023)

Save $9.67

  • RRP $19.20
  • $9.53
Add to basket

Includes delivery to the United States

10+ copies available online - Usually dispatched within one working day

Other formats/editions

Publisher's Synopsis

Comic Sans is one of the most used and most reviled typefaces of the digital age. How was it made? How could it spawn a movement to ban it and yet still be so widely promoted by educators? What does its accidental creator make of its contentious and singular history?

This quirky and unique book considers how the computer transformed type into something that anyone could use and have an opinion on. It examines how a typeface, correctly used, may sell us almost anything, and how new types with names such as Crash Soul, Lovely Scream Queens and Ampersandist (to name but three recent examples of the hundreds issued each year) each attempt to keep the alphabet exciting and new. And it concludes with an alluring question: could Comic Sans now be the coolest typeface ever made?

Book information

ISBN: 9781399609302
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 686.22
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 212g
Height: 138mm
Width: 205mm
Spine width: 19mm