Sunday, January 22, 2006

Comic Sans was a mistake.

Connare: Art, design & typography:Type Designs:Comic Sans

Vincent Connare has blogged his design of Comic Sans as a resolution to a specific problem. The typography used for those annoying Word/Office Assistant animations, and not for systematic use of text typography.

It just amazes me how typographically powerful and influential Windows is, especially when there are only so many (limited) system fonts available. Comic Sans became used as an alternative to Times New Roman and worse, Arial. This is a great insight to typography development to GUI systems.

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