Aussie Paper Defends The Use Of Comic Sans On Its Front Page

By Luke Hopewell

“Comic Sans was the right choice. ” That’s the line that the Sydney Morning Herald‘s executive editor Matt Martel has gone with, and that’s the one he’s sticking to.

This morning, the Sydney Morning Herald ran a story with loads of excellent information about the developments surrounding the Independent Commission Against Corruption inquiry into the New South Wales Liberal Party which has already claimed a Premier and other prominent politicians and frontbenchers.

For what it’s worth: Fairfax Media is the parent of Allure Media, who publishes Gizmodo Australia, so it hurts to sledge our distant relatives over there are the SMH, but they’ve brought it on themselves.

Who cares what the font is, what a stupid subject to print, and who says comic sans is the most hated font, has EVERYONE been asked. actually, it could have been worse, could have been papyrus..

After the backlash, Matt Martel — the man who admits to sneaking font purchases onto the company credit card — decided it would be a good idea to front up to the world and talk about the decision.

For what it’s worth: Fairfax Media is the parent of Allure Media, who publishes Gizmodo Australia, so it hurts to sledge our distant relatives over there are the SMH, but they’ve brought it on themselves.

The problem was that the image used to illustrate the story featured shoddy clip-art speech bubbles and the internet’s most hated font: Comic Sans.

Read more here: Gizmodo

    

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