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Comic Sans typewriter is a senseless crime against good taste

The Sincerity Machine is nothing if not unnecessary. 


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Posted on Oct 19, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 9:19 am CDT

By now typewriters are so obsolete as to seem an affectation, even if you are Tom Wolfe. But whatever lingering cachet the technology offers in its twilight is obliterated by the Sincerity Machine—a device that types in Comic Sans.

Jesse England isn’t a fan of the widely disparaged font but considers its bad rap undeserved. His modified typewriter (incidentally not a viral marketing campaign, he says) celebrates how people unaware of that stigma obliviously communicate their earnestness by using the typeface.

Oh, and if sending your friends telegrams in Doge-speak doesn’t annoy them enough, consider taking England’s tutorial on how to write in Comic Sans by hand—I’m thinking it could really up my postcard game:     

H/T Uproxx | Photo via Jesse England/YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 19, 2014, 2:47 pm CDT