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danielchapman's picture
danielchapman
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Awesome.

chuckieT's picture
chuckieT
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I don't think someone who hasn't taken the course yet would really appreciate this joke. Seems aimed at people already in the industry.

arthor's picture
arthor
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Agree. I guess it could be suited for a slightly more educated/experienced audience, which can certainly be a good thing.

kleenex's picture
kleenex
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I get the joke.

bitebrands's picture
bitebrands
36 pencils

indeed, it is a joke..

Billoughsby's picture
Billoughsby
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Comic Sans hate is out there. It's mainstream. They'll get it.

http://bancomicsans.com/main/

"Ubi hubave lubearned thubat ubanuby fubool cuban wrubite uba bubad ubad, bubut thubat ubit tubakes uba rubeal gubenubiubus tubo kubeep hubis hubands uboff uba gubood ubone."
-Lubeo Buburnubett

chuckieT's picture
chuckieT
680 pencils

I just asked our interns. They had no opinion on comic sans before they were in ad school. I stand by my original point. I don't picture high school students reading an obscure blog that makes fun of comic sans. Getting a joke and finding it funny are two different things.

danielchapman's picture
danielchapman
292 pencils

The logic works regardless if you have an opinion on comic sans beforehand. Its just funnier if you hate comic sans.

chuckieT's picture
chuckieT
680 pencils

Agreed. It's funnier to people already in the industry.

Billoughsby's picture
Billoughsby
5091 pencils

I won't say you need to get out more, but your interns definitely do. It's a phenom that's been covered by all major media. BBC, WSJ, McSweeney's, CNET, Huffington Post, MSNBC, gizmodo, The New Republic, lifehacker, ABC news and on and on over the last 5 years.

http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&site=&source=hp&q=comci+sa...

"Ubi hubave lubearned thubat ubanuby fubool cuban wrubite uba bubad ubad, bubut thubat ubit tubakes uba rubeal gubenubiubus tubo kubeep hubis hubands uboff uba gubood ubone."
-Lubeo Buburnubett

simonds08's picture
simonds08
598 pencils

http://www.bumpworthy.com/bumps/3971

this was a commercial played during adult swim on cartoon network. i think comic sans is a pretty universally hated font.

Billoughsby's picture
Billoughsby
5091 pencils

Hilarious. That's exactly what I thought when I saw Avatar. --Blow a billion dollars on a film, but use a font from the Microsoft Office suite for your logo.

"Ubi hubave lubearned thubat ubanuby fubool cuban wrubite uba bubad ubad, bubut thubat ubit tubakes uba rubeal gubenubiubus tubo kubeep hubis hubands uboff uba gubood ubone."
-Lubeo Buburnubett

danielchapman's picture
danielchapman
292 pencils

The only way they don't get this is if they don't know Comic Sans is a font.

Its much funnier if they know how much people hate Comic Sans.

Either way it works for an audience that has interest in design.

Ohkamp's picture
Ohkamp
227 pencils

Props to the art director for his illustration and design chops

ki_mi_do_ri's picture
ki_mi_do_ri
58 pencils

Beautiful

katty161's picture
katty161
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Well I didn't get the joke and I am not in the industry so I guess that proves your points, only the people studying inside the industry can see the meaning for this ad. I think they could have done it better especially because we're talking about an education domain.

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