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Sep 3, 2014

Crikey says: SMH picked the wrong font to sum up NSW train wreck

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The media world is aflutter today because The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia’s oldest newspaper, decided to put comic sans on its front page.

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4 thoughts on “Crikey says: SMH picked the wrong font to sum up NSW train wreck

  1. klewso

    “Journalist humour” – it’s so slipstack?

  2. Lyn Gain

    What a lot of fuss about nothing. So precious! I thought comic sans did the job it was intended to.

  3. David Brooks

    Poppycock! And more Poppycock!

    What the SMH did was perfect. For the clowns who said the words there could be no better illustration.

    So you don’t like Comic Sans. Should they have used Times New Roman? Or perhaps Warnock Pro! Which is your taste? Undoubtedly the SMH drew attention to its font usage but whether to the article they illustrated is open to question. We are always distracted by the minute, the insignificant, the irrelevant. As a Newspaper perhaps you need to grow up!

  4. klewso

    Cartoons on the front page – sinking to Murdoch’s level?

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