Comic Sans is one of the most recognizable fonts around. Inspired by comic books, it was developed by Vincent Connare in the mid-90s for use in an obscure software product known as Microsoft Bob. The font didn’t make it into Bob but eventually found its way into other Microsoft products and ultimately, Windows 95. The rest, as they say, is history.

Comic Sans developed a strong follow although not everyone approved. Connare’s boss, for example, felt that it should be a bit more typographic (professional looking) but the designer was steadfast in his belief that it remain somewhat “weird,” a trait that helped it stand out from the “boring” typography seen elsewhere.

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