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    Thou Shall Not Use Comic Sans

    Thou Shall Not Use Comic Sans
    Publication Date: February 11, 2012



    Ask any graphic designer the world over about their preferred approach to setting type, choosing a color, or beginning a new layout, and you will rarely get exactly the same answer twice. All designers have their own way of working and their own combinations of the thousands of techniques can apply when planning a new design project. But there are some dos and don'ts that always figure in any heated debate about what should or should not accept as the right way to create the best graphic design.

    This book looks at key dos and don'ts, bringing them together in the form of a classically structured almanac. Packed with practical advice, but presented in a light-hearted fashion, the advisory rather than dictative approach means designers can take or leave the advice presented in each rule as is typical of most creatives with their own strong views on what does and does not constitute good design practice. Individual entries will either bring forth knowing nods of agreement or hoots of derision, depending on whether or not the reader loves or hates hyphenation, has a pathological fear of beige, or thinks that baseline grids are boring.

    Thou Shall Not Use Comic Sans is the must-have collection of the best advice that any graphic designer should have at his fingertips, with each entry combining a specific rule with a commentary from a variety of experienced designers from all fields of the graphic design industry. Grouped into six, color-coded categories–typography, color, layout, imagery, production, and the practice of design–but presented numerically and in mixed groups, the reader can either dip in at random or use the book as the source of a daily lesson in how to produce great graphic design.

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    One day...

    One day Comic Sans will become fashionable and graphic design will be turned on it's head. One day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norbertlegs View Post
    One day Comic Sans will become fashionable and graphic design will be turned on it's head. One day.
    Couldn't agree more! I'm kind of actually getting really bored of hating Comic Sans/Papyrus/Curlz. Wonder what we're using now that will be an embarrassment in the future.

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    Hahaha, I'm downloading it right now so I can read a bit of it.

    Seems interesting and its probably right! Isn't it? Here is some work I've seen around which might hold the proof to it: www.behance.net/gallery/Not-strong-mark/5226613

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    Appreciate you sharing this book.

    Brands of the World just sent out a newsletter with highlights from this book: http://stocklogos.com/topic/thirteen-logo-design-sins-and-virtues

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnLocke View Post
    Hahahahaaa!

    I would use Helvetica not Arial.

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    great reading!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saleron View Post
    Hahahahaaa!

    I would use Helvetica not Arial.
    So many poor design choices in a sign about poor design choices.

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    hahaha this is great. Thanks

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