Huffpost Books

Comic Sans, Papyrus: Do Ugly Fonts Help Us Learn?

Posted: Updated:

On the subject of fonts (or, typefaces, to use the more technically accurate term), feelings often run high. People have their favorites, for reasons both practical and sentimental. The story of how Helvetica became the preeminent typeface of our times has inspired a documentary film, while loathing of Comic Sans has prompted what can only be called a typographical jihad.

Read the whole story at

Around the Web

Hideous fonts may boost reading comprehension

Matthew Carter, Creator of Verdana, Releases New Font

Insider's WEBSIWYG Brings WYSIWYG Font Catalog to the Browser