Can Comic Sans make you smarter?

Posted by scottstoel on May 31, 2011 at 3:49 pm.

Comic Sans has more than a few detractors, but according to this article, it may improve learning.

The article claims that harder to read fonts significantly improve readers ability to remember the content of material they read. It goes further to say that easy to read fonts could make your brain lazy.

Something tells me that this won’t silence any of the typeface’s critics. But as a designer, I am going to find an “ugly” alternative to Comic Sans as soon as possible.