Of all the things people love to hate — Mondays, the Kardashians, candy corn, Nickelback — few evoke the scorn and indignation of what Mr. Connare affectionately calls “the Justin Bieber of fonts.” The depth of the internet’s distaste for Comic Sans was on full display this week, when an attorney representing two of Rudy Giuliani’s associates informed Congress that his clients wouldn’t comply with the impeachment inquiry demands, with a letter printed in that widely derided type.
The font quickly trended on Twitter. At least one user recommended the lawyer be disbarred. But Mr. Connare said he believed that the attorney knew what he was doing by using a divisive font. Where legal documents are often written in Courier, Comic Sans scoffs at what’s politically correct.
“It’s like, ‘Not only am I going to refuse to submit these documents, but I’m going to use a typeface that doesn’t submit to the solemnity of the law, and Congress and public institutions,” said Michael Bierut, a partner at the design firm Pentagram. “Or maybe he just likes Comic Sans. It’s hard to say. Few typefaces are this freighted with public opinion.”