CERN mocked for Comic Sans font in Higgs boson 'God particle' presentation

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http://www.nma.tv Scientists in search of the Higgs boson, the so-called "God particle," were ridiculed on Twitter for their use of the Comic Sans font in a presentation summarizing their findings. The scientific press is accustomed to hearing news of great intellectual merit from the European Organization for Nuclear Research, abbreviated in French as "CERN." It operates the Large Hadron Collider, the largest particle accelerator on Earth, which, experts say, may help to unlock some of the biggest mysteries of physics. However, scientists made a rather elementary Internet faux pas by writing their presentation in the offending typeface. Comic Sans was designed by Vincent Connare in 1994 for Microsoft. Reminiscent of comic book text, its rounded edges project a jovial and inviting feeling, making it a popular typeface choice early on for amateur and professional graphic designers alike. But as the digital age matured, so did many people's tastes in fonts. Now Comic Sans is largely regarded as informal and childish in certain Internet circles. BanComicSans.com, a website bent on sinking the style, equates using Comic Sans with wearing a clown suit to a black tie event. Comic Sans isn't without its fans, however. A new Tumblr blog called Comic Sans Project posts familiar corporate logos refashioned using the--at least in the designers' eyes--beloved font. McDonald's, Coca-Cola and Subway sandwiches are among the brands to get the Comic Sans treatment. 

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