Comic Sans: Ugly font may improve learning

 

 

 

Ugly font may improve learning

Madeleine Genner and Darren Osborne

Posted May 30, 2011 17:42:00

Inspired by comic strips and hated by font designers, new research suggests Comic Sans may help people remember what they read.

Comic Sans was released by Microsoft in 1994, as a font that looked friendly and childlike but most importantly did not look ‘techie’.

But the font does not enjoy overwhelming support. A few years ago there was… Read more

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