29 thoughts on “A cool picture of camels

  1. It’s considered one of the best pictures of the year and they spoil it with an overlaid caption (let alone one in Comic Sans)!

    But, yes, very cool…


  2. This is a beautiful illustration of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave: we do not see reality but only ‘shadows’ of reality.

      1. Those guys are probably creationists, too.

        I like a lot of fonts such as Abelard and Bremen BD for example, but Comic Sans is easy to read. I use it in all of my talks and posters. I’d way rather stand at a poster and read Comic than Times Roman.

        1. Well, if you want to convey silliness, childish naivete, irreverence, &c., go right ahead.

          And if legibility is your most important criterion, there are many typefaces that are more easily readible than Comic Sans!


          1. Chacun à son goût. And remarkable that anyone at this website would take offense to anything they felt smacking of irreverence.

            1. These are clearly meanings of “perfectly” and “desirable” that I was previously unaware of… 😉

              But whatever you think of the aesthetics of the letterforms (and I’ve got to agree with Dave Gibbons, whose lettering in Watchmen “inspired” Vincent Connare’s design, that it’s “particularly ugly”), Connare intended it to be used in informal documents and Comic Sans is always at odds with a serious message.

              There are many comic-book-style fonts that are graphically superior to Comic Sans — those by Nate Piekos at Blambot.com, for example — but I’d never think of using any of those as the main typeface in a presentation to a client (only sparingly, for effect, if appropriate).


              1. No, I’ve put the “taste” issue aside.

                The appropriateness of different typefaces to the tone of the text is rooted in psychology.


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