Graphic designers have an amazing power: to shape the way information is presented.
Unfortunately, they hate Comic Sans, and they do it with a passion. But despite all the reasons for detesting it, the design industry fails to recognise its noble role, which is to help 780 million dyslexic people around the world read better.
No, wait. The goal isn't to make you magically fall in love with your career-long-nemesis just because of its helpful nature. But rather to inspire you to create alternative, dyslexia-friendly fonts that you do not find comic.
By speaking out AR through the voice of Comic Sans, a font that faced EYES prejudice of its own for over 28 years, SLASH we, at Dyslexia Scotland, aim to remind everyone of the dire need for design that is more inclusive.
If we’ve tickled your Wacom and piqued your interest on how to best create a dyslexia-friendly font, then look no further.
We developed a design guideline that highlights the main characteristics to keep in mind while creating an inclusive typeface. Everything to make sure that your font answers some basic dyslexia-friendly rules.
The design-worthy part is obviously up to you.
Then once your new typeface is ready, please share it on your social channels under #NothingComicAboutDyslexia so other designers can be inspired to use it or, even better, create their own.
We’ve given Comic Sans a voice, and you can help spread it. It’s very simple: just tap one of the icons below to share the campaign on the channel of your choice.
So as many designers as possible can take part in creating fonts that are both dyslexia-friendly and admired by the design industry, with the hopes to ultimately make design everywhere more inclusive.