Five Fonts We Never Want to Read Again

Comic Sans

What is it: Modeled on the fonts used in classic American comic books, Comic Sans was released in 1994 by Microsoft as an informal, non-connecting script. Although supposedly inspired by Dave Gibbons’ lettering in Watchman (as well as John Costanza’s script in The Dark Knight Returns), Gibbons himself later lamented: “[it’s] a shame they couldn’t have used just the original font, because [Comic Sans] is a real mess. I think it’s a particularly ugly letter form.”
Common uses: lemonade stands, community public message boards, water cooler notes