The True Cost of using Comic Sans

September 8, 2014 / Updated: October 1, 2014 / Lena Shore

If you are a designer, you know we hate the font Comic Sans because of its overuse, read­abil­ity and a dozen other rea­sons. What you you may not know it is that Comic Sans is costing you money to use it com­pared to other fonts.


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Lena Shore

Lena is a full-time freelancer and nerd that specializes in web development, graphic design, and illustration. She enjoys building things, learning new things, pursuing creative endeavors, and giving free advice.


  1. David Rimmer on October 28, 2014 at 3:20 am

    I take your (tongue in cheek) point about American spelling saving trees.

    But it isn’t all in the spelling. Americans tend to use longer words than us Brits.
    e.g. automobile (car), elevator (lift), colorize (colour), egg plant (aubergine), zucchini (courgette), apartment (flat). That’s 35 characters instead of 52 – a 33% saving.

    A potential saving of a third is much more significant than saving the occasional letter “u”!

    As an aside, the words program and programme have different meanings over here.

    • Lena Shore on October 31, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      Interesting take on the subject. Prince must be the best toner saver ever! (:

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