After discussing design details with a client last week, I was asked randomly, \u201cSo\u2026 What is it exactly that designers hate about Comic Sans? I happen to like it.\u201d While the thought of her liking it made it hard to swallow, the question posed a serious thought for me \u2013 What exactly do I dislike about Comic Sans? I mean, come on, it\u2019s just a font, right?!\n\n\n\nThe question not only caught me off guard, but also made it clear to me that I had no exact answer; Well at least not with a well prepared, thought-out one anyways. After leaving the meeting, I went home and the question lingered with me some more. Poor little font\u2026 What is it that I dislike about you?\n\n\n\nTo ease my pain, I decided to hop on Twitter and ask other designers the same question. Here\u2019s what they had to say.\n\n\n\nWhy do you dislike Comic Sans?\n\n\n\n@6bdesign \u2013 I don\u2019t like because I think it\u2019s ugly. Plus I\u2019ve never found a need to use it for anything@jsondy \u2013 Comic Sans = amateurish (abused font in Powerpoint); over-used@keylimecreative \u2013 it\u2019s ugly \u2013 [me: Why's it ugly?] \u2026 because unfortunately it\u2019s easy to read and and shipped with every PC@sofaemployed \u2013 overuse and abuse [...] looks like Bart\u2019s chalkboard handwriting on The Simpson\u2019s opening@chrisong \u2013 Never found it suitable for anything other than comics or other humorous material@athenaemily \u2013 Font isn\u2019t bad in its own right but since it\u2019s over used by kids and students, it looks stupid when applied to professional design@mccambridge \u2013 I like Comic Sans in the right context\u2026 which usually is NOT business. I\u2019d never use it for screen copy. Too hard to read@MCGSTUDIO \u2013 I totally agree with @athenaemily. It ends up looking cheap and unprofessional.@mtnmissy \u2013 It\u2019s appropriate type for comics, but that\u2019s about it. There\u2019s an appropriate place for certain fonts.@mayhemstudios \u2013 usually I don\u2019t find comic sans fit for any real projects, unless it was a parody or for a comic.@ommacreative \u2013 it\u2019s because anyone can use it, so it looks so unprofessional. It\u2019s a web font now for goodness sake!@LogoMotives \u2013 Comic Sans: too available, overused; most often used by individuals with no design skills.@sonaliagrawal \u2013 It\u2019s outdated. I designed my own first website using that font, but no I find it cute and childish.@visualrhetor \u2013 Comic Sans = Budweiser. MS Paint. Kia. Nickelback. Walmart. Etc\u2026@jlsellers \u2013 probably the same reason they don\u2019t like Papyrus \u2014 overuse, too common.@sarahtelldown \u2013 so over-used@StephenTiano \u2013 Perhaps I think it\u2019s because it\u2019s so ubiquitous and a font that untrained people used incorrectly.\n\n\n\nIn response to why clients like Comic Sans\n\n\n\n@tomcarmony \u2013 I think there are a lot of other well crafted typefaces out there that fit the same \u201cfun\u201d motif. They like the informal feel\u2026@Meroko \u2013 because there\u2019s not a lot of options for non-designers in terms of fonts when you don\u2019t know\/want to pay@athenaemily \u2013 they like it because it looks \u201cfun\u201d, it\u2019s a very stylish font in its own right so they might think they designed something by applying it.@ommacreative \u2013 it\u2019s because anyone can use it, so it looks so unprofessional. It\u2019s a web font now for goodness sake!@dragonlady23 \u2013 because to non-designers anything that doesn\u2019t look like Arial or Times is cool\/unique@stevethegreat \u2013 I think it\u2019s because it was so heavily used in the early web days to convey that \u2018human feel\u2019\n\n\n\nHmmm\u2026 but isn\u2019t Helvetica overused?\n\n\n\nWith \u201coverused\u201d being used over in many of the above responses, I was wondering if you feel Helvetica is overused, and if so, why do you still like it? \u2014 I know I\u2019m asking for trouble with this question!\n\n\n\nshop in home Product and Service Marketplace.