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Say hello to an unlikely hero

Comic Sans wasn’t designed to be the world’s most ubiquitous casual typeface1. Comic Neue aspires to be the casual script choice for everyone including the typographically savvy.

The squashed, wonky, and weird glyphs of Comic Sans have been beaten into shape while maintaining the honesty that made Comic Sans so popular.

It's perfect as a display face, for marking up comments, and writing passive aggressive office memos.

The many faces of Comic Neue

There are two variants: Comic Neue and Comic Neue Angular, which features angular terminals rather than round. Both include light, regular, and bold weights, with oblique equivalents.

Comic Neue Light

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

Comic Neue Regular

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

Comic Neue Bold

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

Comic Neue Light Oblique

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

Comic Neue Regular Oblique

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

Comic Neue Bold Oblique

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

Comic Neue Angular Light

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

Comic Neue Angular Regular

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

Comic Neue Angular Bold

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

Comic Neue Angular Light Oblique

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

Comic Neue Angular Regular Oblique

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

Comic Neue Angular Bold Oblique

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

Download Comic Neue for free

To use Comic Neue, simply install the TrueType files on your system. To use in your online projects EOT and WOFF files are also included, and a font.css file with @font-face rules makes implementation a copy and paste away. Comic Neue is also available on the super-fast jsDeliver CDN. No attribution is required, this free version of Comic Neue has been released into the public domain.

 

Update 3 October 2014: A new version of Comic Neue including support for over 40 languages and improved metrics has been completed and will be released on this website on 24 December 2014. For updates follow @craigrozynski

 
Download
comic-neue-1.1.zip (760kb)

Contributors Board

Comic Neue was launched in rough form on the 7th of April 2014. A month later it was launched as a Kickstarter project to fund expanding the font to support more than 40 languages. Technical aspects of the font were also greatly improved thanks to Hrant Papazian, owner of The MicroFoundry. The project was successfully funded on the 13 June 2014 thanks to the following backers:


Passionate Contributors


Valued Contributors


Contributors

Praise for Comic Neue

"I admire Rozynski's efforts to improve the forms of Comic Sans"

Tobias Frere-Jones in spiegel.de

 

"It's casual. It's free. And nobody will reflexively make fun of you for using it."

Time.com

 

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Interviews

"There’s just some anomaly with Comic Sans, isn’t there? It’s part of the pop culture vernacular, and it has been for the last 20 years. There’s just a little bit of a magic there that makes it something we talk about."

Maclean's

 

"I simply set out to fix the weirdness. I still wanted it to be a casual typeface. I still wanted it to be Comic Sans, but a version you couldn't easily fault. Make people question their assumptions."

Creative Review

Comic Sans Replacer

This Chrome, Firefox, Opera and IE user style sheet replaces any instances of Comic Sans MS font on a website with Comic Neue. View the installation instructions. Full credit to Jerzy Glowacki for creating it.

 

     

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Craig Rozynski

An Australian digital designer in Japan.