Sunday, October 19, 2014

Comic Sans Typewriter Is Here to Ruin Typewriters for Everyone

Typeface geeks, avert your eyes. Someone came up with the idea to ruin the old-school charms of a typewriter by adding cringeworthy Comic Sans. 

Designer Jesse England says he invented what he calls the Sincerity Machine after reading a typewritten document, and realizing there was nothing stopping him from giving the words a different look. In a demonstration video, he explains his philosophy behind trolling every design snob on Earth.

"While making it, I thought a lot about the Comic Sans typeface and how ridiculed it is. But it is also a mark of sincerity for those who do not have graphic design experience.  I'm not particularly enamored with this font, but I don't think it deserves the flak it gets." 

England used a laser engraving machine to etch Comic Sans letters and glued them onto the strikers of a 1970s Brother Charger 11 typewriter. He then cut vinyl to create new key covers so you know what you're getting yourself into when you type. 

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