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Comic Sans Criminal

Comic Sans is a casual script typeface modeled on fonts used in American comic books for several decades. Sans is short for sans-serif. The modern Comic Sans was designed by Vincent Connare and released in 1994 by Microsoft Corporation. It is classified as a casual, non-connecting script, and was designed to imitate the historical comic book lettering, for use in informal documents. Similar fonts were used in early Apple Inc. personal computers as well.

The typeface has been supplied with Microsoft Windows since the introduction of Windows 95, initially as a supplemental font in the Windows Plus Pack and later in Microsoft Comic Chat. The font’s widespread use, often in situations for which it was not intended, has been criticized.

The front page of the November 5, 2010 issue of USA Today, which featured a story on comedian Conan O’Brien, used Comic Sans for its lead headline. The font had previously been used in a Wall Street Journal editorial written by Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams.

Comic Sans’ inventor

When Vincent Connare designed Comic Sans he wasn’t looking for worldwide notoriety. He began life as a painter and photographer, but has since established a reputation as a serious but entertaining graphic communicator.

His other typefaces include Trebuchet and Magpie.
He accepts all the anti-Comic Sans fuss with good grace but, alas, without royalties (he was a staffer when he made it).

When people ask him at dinner parties what he does, he tells them he designs type. ‘You might have heard of Comic Sans,’ he suggests. And everybody says yes.

US News #9 got notice that the new trend today is Comic Sans. According to the source of “Comic Sans“, the contributor conclude the news is accurate and cost effective in trends.
Comic Sans

Comic Sans is probably one of the most misused fonts out there. Originally intended for the comic bookstyle speech bubbles for Clippy and other assistants in Microsoft Office it got used first for fun childlike documents and.

According to designer Matt Dempsey all fonts have a personality and purpose so he developed the clever Comic Sans Criminal website to eradicate the in.

Designer Matt Dempsey got tired of people abusing Comic Sans so he created a clever website to act as a typographic intervention for all the font offenders out. December 22 2010 452 pm.

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Comic Sans Criminal Probably the webs most infamous font Comic Sans is finally enjoying its place in the Twitter Trends spotlight thanks to comicsanscriminal. Matt Mullenweg Archives Contact RSS feed RSS feed. Permalink multiple colors Comic Sans Criminal.

Your Comic Sans Adventure Begins Here The Place For Open Minded People. com want to help you understand the appropriate and totally inappropriate occasions to break out this controversial typeface. The Place For Open Minded People.

According to designer Matt Dempsey all fonts have a personality and purpose so he developed the clever Comic Sans Criminal website to eradicate the inappropriate abuse the of Comic Sans typeface. The font police at ComicSansCriminal. com a beautifully designed presentation of all youve ever needed to know.

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