The Ridiculed Comic Sans Typeface Gets its Dignity Back With Comic Neue

By Jesus Diaz on at

Craig Rozynski is an Australian designer who took upon himself to dignify the most ridiculed and beleaguered typeface in the world: Comic Sans. He turned the horrible typeface into an actually attractive typeface: Comic Neue. It's a miracle.

Here's the Comic Neue Regular font--simple and clean, despite maintaining its primary school feel:

The ridiculed Comic Sans typeface gets its dignity back with Comic Neue

And the Comic Neue Angular Bold font, which I actually like.

The ridiculed Comic Sans typeface gets its dignity back with Comic Neue

Rozynski asked Vincent Connare--the designer for Comic Sans, which was released in 1994 by Microsoft as part of Windows 95--for his opinion:

should be more casual RT @craigrozynski: you inspired my first typographical project, http://t.co/Z9UopJrwsu. love to get ur opinion,

-- Vincent Connare (@VincentConnare) April 7, 2014

You can get Comic Neue free of charge here.