A copy of an (allegedly) genuine letter from the RMT union to its more sensible counterpart at Aslef made me do a double-take.

Not for the weird polemic written which I read later, but for the instant question as to what font they used in the letter.

Copying the document into a word processor then typing bit of it out and comparing the fonts seemed to confirm my suspicion…

…the RMT uses Comic Sans font!

The font widely condemned as the most loathed addition to the typography world is the mainstay of probably the most loathed trade union in London.


RMT comic sans

You can see the letter over at the excellent Going Underground blog.


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  1. DAn says:

    Why is Comic Sans so hated? It’s pretty childish but there does seem to be a lot of venom for what is, after all, a font.

    • IanVisits says:

      I think it is down to how it was abused in the past appearing all over the place to the point where people just got sick and tired of it.

  2. What, like the wretched thing that is Arial, you mean? I know which I prefer.

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Bob Crowe is the type of union official who gives union officials a bad name. He doesnt really give a shit about any of his members – he just likes to live the high life on his vast salary and stir things up politically.

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