is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe, Design Chair at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children. Refer to the advertising and sponsorship page for inquiries.+
Designer Craig Rozynski decided that hating Comic Sans wasn’t enough — he wanted to do something about it, too. So he set about reinterpreting the core promise of Comic Sans — a typeface that is distinctly casual and widely accessible — and created Comic Neue, a new typeface that “aspires to be the casual script choice for everyone including the typographically savvy.”
It’s a worthy effort for sure, and I acknowledge that it is an improvement over its inspiration. But we’re talking about degrees of nausea here; Comic Neue makes me less queasy, but it still makes me queasy.
You might feel differently, of course. If you like it, Rozynski has generously made Comic Neue free to download.+