Yep, our 5-year-old told his teacher not to use Comic Sans

Disclaimer: This is an excerpt from an actual email from Cooper’s teacher that came to my inbox yesterday. I almost fell over when I read it. As designers, we’re trying to raise design-minded kids and Cooper has always shown an affinity for typography from a very young age… but no one will believe us when we say we aren’t forcing this on him. He IS right about Comic Sans, though. Maybe he’ll start a movement to improve typography in preschool classrooms across America!

Ya can’t make this stuff up, folks.

Watch Cooper (at age 3!)  try to convince the internet that his dad loves Zapfino.

  1. Helvettaca « vis a vis | visual mind says: April 11, 20124:05 am

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  2. Matt says: April 13, 20128:37 pm

    Comic Sans has been proven in clinical studies to be the most readable and egible font for students with learning disabilities. Though your son has a stylistic point, the teacher could easily be attempting to foster an adaptation that reaches the entire classroom.

    • matthew says: December 20, 20121:55 pm

      Yes Matt, we are completely aware of the utility behind the lower-case ‘a’ in Comic Sans. Did not want to ignore your comment. Lori and I did not make much fuss about Comic Sans, the kid (for the most part) took issue with it on it’s own.

  3. Kids these days « Comic Sans in the Wild says: April 16, 20126:55 pm

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