Paperboy — I hear ya. I’ve recently taken a shot at digitally hand-lettering on my computer (using an Intuos tablet and then a Cintiq) and I loved it. And I would love getting a job doing it, if only such jobs existed anymore.
P.S. @ 7 - … and from our standpoint they wasted an unbelievable amount of time a resources to carve those faces into those rocks, whereas we …
… waste probably even more time posting images and other nonsense onto Facebook.
I suspect the joke has to do with the fact that the Easter Island ‘heads’ have been found to have bodies. Archeologists have dug out the heads, and the bodies have hieroglyphs/pictographs carved on them.
While I still read it semi-regularly, I have dropped “Get Fuzzy” from my daily reads because I often skip over it because I find the font is unpleasant to read. And it is not “messy”, or even too small, there is just something about it that is uncomfortable to my eyes.
The only thing wrong with Comic Sans is that it was not specified by a focus group and designed by an Algorithmic Calligraphy expert at a cost of 20 million dollars. Complaining about it is like complaining about the Hollywood sign, or “Wipeout” by The Surfaris (made up in the studio on the spot, because the record needed a B side).
I don’t specifically hate Comic Sans when used in children’s books. I despise all of those infantile “childlike” fonts, especially when they are used in children’s books. Don’t show my kids an imitation of how some idiot imagines a child would write. Show my kids properly drawn letters (perhaps not perfect, but reasonably close to it), so as to provide a suitable example for them to imitate. This is not an idle complaint, my son tends to misidentify a capital “A” in Comic Sans as being an “R” (which, if you look at it, is not all that errant).