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Designer aims to upgrade 'wonky' Comic Sans typeface

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Craig Rozynski's "Comic Neue" attempts to put a modern spin on the popular typeface. (Source: ComicNeue.com) Craig Rozynski's "Comic Neue" attempts to put a modern spin on the popular typeface. (Source: ComicNeue.com)
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Comic Sans is a typeface that, by definition, doesn't take itself too seriously. You don't often find legal documents, news articles or job résumés utilizing the font.

The font is even derided by many on the internet, declared to be overused to the point of being bland and uninteresting.

Graphic designer Craig Rozynski thought that Comic Sans looks too "squashed, wonky and weird" to be used casually in the modern age, and so set about giving the font a stylish upgrade.

Rozynski, an Australian native based in Japan, released his take, "Comic Neue," publicly on Monday, and the typeface quickly went viral. At first glance, Comic Neue looks quite similar to its muse, but on closer inspection, the strokes making up the new style look cleaner, more professional, while still looking like type you may find in a genuine comic.

The font family also includes an "Angular" option. Rozynski's site for the font says Comic Neue is "perfect as a display face, for marking up comments, and writing passive aggressive office memos."

The current version of the font is available to download for free. Rozynski is taking critiques – good or bad – at his Twitter account.

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