Brilliant News / Idiot Font

Glanced at the internet today? Then, you’re probably aware that CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) has potentially discovered the “God Particle” – the tiny little building block responsible for, you know, everything.

What a discovery! This calls for a celebration. Bright lights. Bold letters. Italics, even

However, the presentation of CERN’s remarkable findings, made at their headquarters just outside of Geneva, used none other than the world’s most BORING font.  Onlookers gazed upon the presentation screen in awe as CERN spokesperson Fabia Gianottia announced, “We observe in our data clear signs of a new particle, at the level of 5 sigma, in the mass region around 126 GeV.” And, guess what: THESE WORDS WERE WRITTEN IN COMIC SANS!?

This terribly divisive font is the root of many a designer’s jokes. Especially here at Pulp&Fiber.  The Twittersphere took to a total uproar as users struggle to figure out if the font was used ironically – which, given the seriousness of the news doesn’t seem possible – or if the employee responsible for crafting the presentation was an unpaid intern who was using a computer for the first time.

Another cause for concern is the fact that the Comic Sans “incident” is causing as much of a stir as CERN’s discovery itself. One Twitter user commented, “It’s nice when people get bent out of shape about fonts. What’s so funny ’bout peace, love and comic sans?” The simple answer to that question, of course, is that Comic Sans is the font used in COMIC BOOKS, not serious presentations for what is possibly the biggest scientific discovery of our time.

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