Watch Out For The Design Police

January 16th, 2008 by Jerome Dahdah

Here Come The Design Police
Bring bad design to justice with the help of your friendly neighborhood design police.

3 Responses to “Watch Out For The Design Police”

  1. Simon says:

    Point of clarification: What do you mean by “Comic Sans is illegal?” Is it possession or use that’s the crime? Do I have to report people who use it for e-mail? To whom?

  2. Simon says:

    Also: What is the cheapest place to get a stack of several thousand “Alert: typo” stickers? :)

  3. Jerry says:

    The mere possession of Comic Sans is a minor offense that will not be prosecuted. Since the font is virtually ubiquitous, it is impossible for the state to enforce meaningful control. The ridicule that we all must endure for possessing it is an apt and fair punishment and forewarning.

    Conscious use of Comic Sans is, however, a deliberate attempt to destroy intellectual design property and a disturbance of the common notion of “good taste” (as defined in ยง23 of NDBtNS — National Designer’s Book to Not Sucking) and as such it will be prosecuted relentlessly.

    Design Crime can be reported directly to the Design Police.


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