The story behind Comic Sans, the font people love to hate

By Shawn Knight
Jan 22, 2017
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  1. 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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  2. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,593   +1,742

    I never minded comic sans, the problem is when it isn't used correctly. Don't turn in an essay or write a book on it, but I love seeing in in the Sunday funnies
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  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 4,164   +2,637

    I use it on annotations on CAD drawings. it's simple, stands out just enough to get noticed but isn't so flowery that it's hard to read ...... and I like the name!

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  4. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,905   +1,287

    Great video, I loved learning about the history behind. However, at the end... I can't stop laughing because at the end, I feel like it was emphasizing the statue of David's junk. XD

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