Inspired by Gary Hustwit’s Helvetica, Comic Sans explores the worldwide controversy surrounding the infamous typeface of the same name. Why is it so ubiquitous? Why do so many hate it? And what could possibly be so bad about a font to spark a campaign to ban it entirely?
The documentary was created for a Video Production course at Boston University, where we were tasked to explore a topic of our choice in documentary form. As typography fans (with our own opinions on Comic Sans), my partner and I challenged ourselves to create a compelling film surrounding such a seemingly boring topic.
As of January 2013, Comic Sans has over 250,000 views on YouTube and Vimeo combined and is currently featured on the ultimate resource for Comic Sans news: bancomicsans.com. Comic Sans was co-written and produced with Samantha Pagan.