5 Font alternatives to Comic Sans

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FEBRUARY, 2018

Graphic Design

As many Graphic Designers, we have a problem with Comic Sans… we have seen this font so overused that we get conditioned to dislike it. It all comes down to fonts having a personality and a purpose.

 

There are different fonts for different occasions. As designers, we aim to make a text stand out and “dress it up” with carefully chosen fonts with intention.

From homemade birthday card invitations to a Government agency signage, people have made the easy choice to go for Comic Sans for two main reasons:

  1. It’s a lazy choice. Because many Microsoft products carry this font, it’s of easy access to the general public.
  2. Its childlike features give an impression that it will be easy to read and the audience will understand the message better. 

But in reality, this is far from the truth, because a font that looks like a 5 year-old can read and understand, doesn’t mean it will apply the same effect to an adult, actually, for them it will look totally unprofessional and lack seriousness. It is all about choosing the right font that matches the way you want your text to be perceived.

There are so many beautiful fonts available today, that can be used in different contexts. Many of them are free to use and download. Here is a list of 5 Google Fonts that you can easily download and use instead of Comic Sans, depending on your project. 

Dosis

Dosis is a very simple rounded sans-serif font. This would be our first choice when you really need a font with similar characteristics to Comic Sans, but better looking. 

“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.” – Milton Glaser

Muli

Muli is a beautiful minimalist Sans Serif designed mainly to be use as a display font (headings and titles), but it works wonderfully as body text too.

“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.” – Milton Glaser

Lato

Lato is an harmonious and elegant sans serif, with semi-rounded details that give a feeling of warmth, while the strong structure provides stability and seriousness.

“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.” – Milton Glaser

Roboto Slab

Roboto Slab has a mechanical skeleton and the forms are largely geometric. At the same time, the font features friendly and open curves, allowing letters to be settled into their natural width.

“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.” – Milton Glaser

Handlee

If you need a handwriting kind of font Handlee is a great choice. Its inconsistent curves give it a nice, human-like quality that is reflected in the characters.

“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.” – Milton Glaser

We hope this gives you some good alternatives to replace Comic Sans in your next project. These are just five examples of many! If you have a favorite let us know in the comment.

Beautiful, Simple, Effective Design

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