A Comic Sans font scandal in Australia

“Sometimes font choices keep me awake at night. …But I have come to terms with Comic Sans.”
Sydney Morning Herald page designer

- Sydney Morning Herald's front page

– Sydney Morning Herald’s front page

The Sydney Morning Herald’s use of Comic Sans has font aficionados up in arms. Editor-in-chief Darren Goodsir explains why it was used:

It was felt the font would best depict the comic-book feel we were trying to give to the front; as if to make a mockery of the appalling displays in the witness box from a former politician and a current parliamentarian. I am very pleased with the result.

* Comic Sans comes of age on Sydney paper’s page one (smh.com.au)
* Comic Sans on A1 sparks typeface-shaming Twitter frenzy (theguardian.com)
* Sydney Morning Herald in Comic Sans storm (stuff.co.nz)