The following extract was taken completely from bancomicsans.com, a website putting special emphazis in the alarming growth of the Comic Sans typefont usage.
"Since its creation in 1995, the typeface Comic Sans has enjoyed immense popularity among numerous digital type users including librarians, human resource managers, Powerpoint presenters, and Disney advertisement designers. The typeface has recently become so popular in fact that it has attracted the attention of several important typographic institutions, most notably the Foundation of National Typographers. A recent study by the FoNT foundation reveals some remarkable trends for the fledgling face."
"These projections are based on a scientific survey of long-term type usage trends and include a standard margin of error. The report finds that Comic Sans usage has steadily increased since 1995 at a geometric rate and is well on its way to becoming the most universally used typeface surpassing even Helvetica and Times by approximately 2018. Even more astonishing is the typographic event horizon predicted for the year 2027. The FoNT foundation has determined that according to these trends the only typeface anyone will use by the year 2030 will indeed be Comic Sans. "
Should this trend continue, we are in the risk of seeing the following changes in our fragile world:
This is absolutely UNACCEPTABLE!!! Please join the effort of eliminating Comic Sans from Earth:
- Do not use Comic Sans for publishing.
- Do not use Comic Sans on corporate templates.
- Do not use Comic Sans on business material: business cards, restaurant menus
- More over, a bunny will be punched every time you use Comic Sans:
I'm not part of this movement, but I absolutely support it. Join them at their MySpace site.
Now you know what to do. Boycott Comic Sans today!