Sun 19 Apr
A look at the prevailing enmity for the typeface Comic Sans. Interesting factoid: its designer, Vincent Connare, drew inspiration for this least serious of all fonts from two of the most serious comics ever printed. “Mr. Connare says he pulled out the two comic books he had in his office, ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ and ‘Watchmen,’ and got to work, inspired by the lettering and using his mouse to draw on a computer screen. Within a week, he had designed his legacy.” That probably says something about either comics or typography taking themselves too seriously, I’m not sure which.