The Font

Lobster Font

 

In 1994, Vincent Connare designed the infamous Comic Sans for the Microsoft Corporation. It was designed to imitate the classic look of comic book lettering, but soon became a hit with wannabe designers all over the planet. No proyect was too big or too small for the font: hospital signs, restaurant toilet signs, wanted posters…. With the introduction of Windows 95, the font started popping up all over the place (if you know someone who still uses it, and you think that they need help, point them to Comic Sans Criminal). The font, which has a very specific use, became a staple for many home PC users…

 

Fast forward to 2010. Windows is no longer the standard operating system. A horde of Apple users have invaded planet earth, and they have an improved aesthetic taste. Pablo Impallari designs the Lobster font and people all over the world rejoice. A beautiful font which can be used instead of the now deceased Comic Sans starts popping up all over the place. But unlike its nineties counterpart, Lobster is not used only by home users, large design firms use the font in advertising campaigns for clients like McDonald’s or Lego. Today, no matter where you look, be it TV, Facebook or a Pinterest board, the Lobster font is all over the place.

 

Our objective is to collect all these examples in one place so that you can be the judge…

Is Lobster the new Comic Sans?